And to relate this story, I have to tell you about the bread, also. Today was my sourdough bread baking day, and I prepared the starter last night. I will just get that kneaded first and then do the apples. Hop out of bed, get the coffee started, feed the dogs and run around doing little chores.
Big oops, I neglected to put the coffee filter in, and, of course, it oozes all over the floor. My cat loves it when I do that, she just primly sits there and watches it drip everywhere- it totally fascinates her while it drives me bananas! My sweet husband helps me clean that disaster up- now I am in a bit of a tizzy.
On with the bread- with the slight humidity of today- the dough is sticky and clings to me, the mixer and everything else. Put in a little extra cleaning time there, ditto. But it's done and in to rise.
Peel, core, cut- get out food processor to cut them thin- butter little cups; yikes, I better cut out that parchment paper (damn it that stuff never stays flat!). Don't forget the sugar mixture & let's chop up some sugared orange peel to go on there. Oh, gee, I am running late!
New Breville food processor- why the heck won't it fit properly; what am I doing wrong?? Crack, out flies a chip from under the bowl! Ok, just took the new off that one, huh? Luckily, it still works and we forge ahead and manage to get some lovely thin apple slices.
This recipe took a long time...
Prepped for the baking
Love it when that coffee goes everywhere!!
Was it worth it?
Later in the afternoon, I have the finished beautifully scented apples, and you know what, they are, as Dorie promised, quite simply divine.
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