Saturday, October 15, 2011

baking an apple pie requires thought

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.
There comes a time in the fall when selecting just the right combination of apples to make a pie is of extreme importance for a cook. OR, does it really matter in the final tasting?
A pie baker might say it is sheer luck, and each pie can be as different as the last one. All are excellent versions, and perhaps never to be replicated again. That's what makes cooking such a creative skill.
One cook told me that she uses whatever apples are on hand in the house. She goes for the hit and miss, hoping for the win. Another told me she always goes to the apple farm and selects carefully from eating apples to baking apples.
Along with the filling comes the pie crust as well which enhances the flavor.
I could go on and on--warmed apple pie or cool; ice cream topping; cheddar cheese slice.
Decisions. Decisions. Decisions.