In my back garden there is an apple tree, during this time of year the apples appear and begin to fall. The sun is warm but the temperature is chilly, an apple pie is the perfect seasonal treat. While I was out picking the apples, I let my rabbit out for a hop around and the little guy has finally shed his old fur and has a fresh coat of softness.
To make the apple pie I used 250g of plain flour, 140g of margarine, a pinch of salt and 6tsp of water for the pastry. 4 large cooking apples chopped up and stewed with sugar and cinnamon. Put the flour and salt into a mixing bowl, rub the margarine with your hands to resemble breadcrumbs, add water and use a knife to make the mixture firm. Divide into 2 and roll out the pastry to fit an 8 inch plate, add the apples and cover up with the second half of the pastry. Press down the edges and put the pie in the oven for 30 minutes at 200C and enjoy.
Days like this are so simple but good.