Last weekend Ali sent me a text and asked if I would like any cooking apples from the tree in her garden… yes please I replied! Because we don't see each other every day, I didn't pick the apples up from work until Tuesday night and then was too busy Wednesday and yesterday to make apple pie, so had to make time this morning before heading into work in approximately 30 minutes time.
It looks pretty good but the proof of the pudding will be in the eating tonight so I'll have to let you know! Ali and I were having a discussion about what we flavour the apples with. I think she prefers clove, but I always use cinnamon. Do you have a preference or do you just leave the apples plain?? The other big debate in our household is what to serve it with? Custard, cream or ice cream… decisions, decisions! If the apple pie is hot I like vanilla ice cream or custard, if it's cold I prefer cream.
All this talk of food is making me hungry and I'm not sure I'll have time for lunch! Must dash as I'm on with Stephanie for some Christmas Crafting at 4, and then Lulu Guinness handbags at 5. Just time to wish our lovely Craig Rowe a happy 40th birthday for tomorrow – it's the same day as my brother, but he has a few years on Craig! I hope they both have a fab day.
Enjoy your weekend,
much love, Julia xx