Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I have a habit of leaving things to the last minute. Actually that's not quite accurate. I have a tendency to forget time, but only when I cook. I'm not someone who's late or keeps anyone waiting but I tend to forget timing when the oven is involved. At 2:35 I put an apple pie in the oven to cook, knowing I would have to leave the house about 30 minutes later.. It's almost time to go and it's not quite ready.... I also have my quiche pastry blind baking and that's not quite ready either.
I don't like everything about Masterchef, but watching them all battle with quiche the other night made both Geoff and I fancy one. Contrary to what the judges were saying, this Australian household doesn't have quiche as our go-to meal on a regular basis, in fact I can't remember the last time I had a slice, although I know it would have been my mum's.
So when I get home after school and swimming, to a cooling apple pie and a blind baked quiche case, I'll do my own little elimination challenge and see how I fair with my judges.
As an aside this is my mum's pastry - no fuss, 8oz SR flour, 4oz butter and cold water. Rub in the butter, add water. Rest. Roll and form. Rest. No fuss, works beautifully, tastes great.