The thing is, I never really follow a recipe. Some things, especially recipes, are handed down to me from my family just by watching (and enjoying them) and this one : the apple rum raising pie is one of them. Mind you, these handed down recipes from my grandma and my mother keep on getting different things added to it, and there it is: it becomes “my” recipe…which I will gladly “hand down” to you to have fun with and enjoy.
Have fun with it and most of all, it is not a hard recipe that requires you to have Heston Blumenthal skills…Bonus! lol
Yummy Apple Rum Raisin Pie !
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 oz/60g castor sugar
2oz/dark brown sugar
8. drape the top layer of the pastry over the mix.
9. cut out little leave shaped openings and with a knife press a few leaf veins into the leafs and place on top of the pastry.
10. brush the pastry with the egg yolk
11. place in middle of the oven for 15mins
12. reduce the heat of the oven to 350F/180C an dcontinue to bake for another 40 minutes or until golden.
Let the pie cool down ..or ….grab a knife and cut yourself a piece.
Add cream and ice cream for a total decadent comfort feeling ! Enjoy!
The name of the pattern is “Magickal Earth Shawl” by Sandy Terp (p.74, "Gathering of Lace", Meg Swansen. ISBN 1893762246)
This particular shawl pattern had caught my eye : celtic knots, unicorns, lots of beautiful symbolism. Only thing is: I am not a “beige” girl…I love my rainbows.
A good friend of mine suggested she would love to knit it for me with my long repeat yarn if I would make funky bunny batts for her. I could not get my batt machine working fast enough !
Elizabeth, you did an absolutely amazing job !!!! it is STUNNING ! I will wear and display it with pride and lots of love ! it is an heirloom piece for sure !!!
The yarn used in the original pattern is a very thin 2/48 yarn which was no longer available. The Rainbow Magickal Shawl was knitted with one skein of my looooong repeat rainbow lace weight yarn, 700meters/100g , around 330-350grams of it. Size is about 160cm/70” square !
The Celtic symbolism celebrates the earth; the never ending vine embracing all, the evergreen trees with their promise of immortality, the magic of the unicorn, the compass points and intertwined knots showing our interdependence on each other. The center circle shows the seas, the mountains, sky and, at the very centre, the feminine moon reminds us of the source of life and creativity.
I have some skeins of this gorgeous lace yarn enough for you to make this project (or any other happy project) in stock for tonight’s update! It is a wonderful yarn to work with and wears beautifully.
Long Repeat Rainbow Yarn
Dates to put in your Calendar !!
Coburg Town Hall
Saturday , September 26th
Sunday , September 27th
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