It is now officially fall at the Tati household, as the first apple pie of the season has been made. (I had to, my refrigerator is overflowing with apples from our apple tree.)
It turned out huge. I made the crust with a different recipe, this time not going with the standard Betty Crocker pie crust, but instead substituting a french pâte brisée. The ingredients aren’t that different (there is no shortening used in the french version – instead, more than a pound of butter). The technique of making the the crust is a bit different, however.
It’s the flakiest pie crust I’ve ever managed to produce. It is delicious, if I may say so myself.
The afternoon found me at our local annual Market Sunday, where the booths were pretty much the same as every year. Some of my favorite booths weren’t present, such as the one that sells wooden cooking spoons and wooden brushes of all sorts. So, I bought nothing but the nostalgic candy from the big candy stand. All of that good stuff I used to eat as a child and am happy to buy at the annual Market each year:
There was a new play setup for children. A portable water pool was set up and the kids could get into large watertight plastic “bubbles” and horse around on the water surface. By the looks of it, they were having a blast.