Monday, 22 February 2010

As American as Apple Pie...

On Saturday we went tovisit relatives.

On the way back we passed a farm shop that was selling huge bags of apples for a really silly price. My instant thought was...

apple pie....

So I bought a couple of bags and, on reaching home, I set about peeling, slicing and cooking them.

They were great apples, straight from trees in The Garden of England.

Once this was done I made the pastry - a big batch of my sweet shortcrust which goes so well with apple.

I ended up with one really big pie and a ton of individual sized ones. I was intending to freeze some, but by evening all we had left was the big one! The small pies were just so delicious! We ate them on their own, with custard, and with ice cream. They were just perfect!

The big pie gradually shrank yesterday. I have brought the last slice to work with me as a snack.

I love apple pie.


As American as Apple Pie...

This always struck me as a strange phrase...

Apple Pie is not an American invention, of course. We have been eating it in England for hundreds of years! But I guess it is something that Americans have taken to their hearts and made their own.

Maybe it is a bit like:

As British as Curry?

As French as Fries?

As Chinese as Tibet? (Woo, getting political here! :-) )


Any others?

10 comments:

wigsf said...

warm apple pie... hehehe

Shadowthorne said...

??? British curry?

Maybe the folks still remember the good ol heart warming recipe from ol England, the apple pie. Ate them whenever they felt homesick, in that new place they call America. :)

Rock Chef said...

wigsf - Oh yes, it was very nice.

Shadowthorne - Curry is one of the most popular meals in Britain - I heard recently that it is now actually more popular than our traditional Fish and Chips! And I like your theory!

Kris said...

yum... pie. haha

kenady said...

I always think of the movie: "American Pie" LOL!! now there's a different way to view apple pie!

Rock Chef said...

Kris - Got any good recipies for apple pie?

Kenady - You know I've never seen that movie? Not that I feel the need to. What about the song?

agg79 said...

Hmmm. I'm hankering for a slice of warm apple pie for breakfast. I know of lots of recipies to make an apple pie, but I like 'em simple and hot. I used to whip up a pretty decent apple cobbler in a Dutch oven in the Scouts that never seemed to last very long.

Truth be told, back in my youth, I would kill for a McDonald'a hot apple pie.

And I thought of the expression:

A British as afternoon tea?
- or -
As American as baseball

Rock Chef said...

agg79 - Those McD's pies are actuallypretty good, IMO. Love the phrases!

Kate said...

you've never seen American Pie? You must!

terri said...

I've never been a fan of apple pie. If I'm going to eat pie, my first choice would be pecan. But I really don't like any pie crust.

Now cake... there's a dessert I can REALLY enjoy.