Sunday, 27 November 2016

Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

The last of this season's apples

Our house came with three semi-mature apple trees of unknown variety.
Not exactly an orchard, I know... 
Of the three, one in particular, produces apples with a faint rose-like fragrance
and creamy blush pink flesh.
It is the most prolific fruit bearer of the lot.

After giving most of the fruits away to friendly homes (and a few odd birds)
we still ended up with loads more.
We are not apple lovers.
None of us would consider apples as our fruit of choice -
if ever, we're stranded on a desert island.
On the other hand, apples as a dessert are another story...
we would happily wolf down the lot in the blink of an eye!

So, here's my 2-ways of turning our apples from the garden into delectable desserts
both using the same homemade shortcrust pastry -
Good old-fashioned Apple Pie
Tart Tatin

Shortcrust Pastry

1 cup flour
2 tsp caster sugar
90g cold butter, grated
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp cold water

Sift the flour and sugar into a bowl.
Make a well in the centre and place butter, egg yolk and water
Mix quickly with a fork to form a dough
Roll in a plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour before using.


  1. hi kak. Assalamu'alaikum

    I'm so bored now. living in thailand for the past 2 years is ok, but with no malay kakis and work-life daily routine, sigh... mmg sungguh bosan. :(

    1. salam Bodicea3011
      I hope things will look up for you in 2017, insya allah ♡♡