After much harranging by my mother, I decided to get the swine flue vaccine today. I was so NOT going to get it after watching this video…which admittedly made me laugh uncontrollably for a short time before I freaked out a bit. The news story triggered my friends to respond to any comment with “I’m just cherishing every step”. So, when I got home today after tokyo driftin’ my way through ridiculous snow filled streets, I decided to make sorbet and pie for the first time ever. Since I have to wait 10 days to figure out if I’ll be rendered insanely disabled from a shot, I’m gonna live it up with some sweet food.
For the past 4 hours, I’ve been watching VH1′s 100 Most Shocking Music Moments while cooking. I started off with George Jones getting a DUI for driving raving drunk on his John Deer lawn mower down a highway and my great grandmother Grace’s pie crust recipe.
All mixed up in a bowl:
2 cups flour
6-7 tablespoons of butter
3/4 teaspoons baking powder
a little salt (and probably a little sugar)
enough ice water and extra flour to make a nonsticky dough
Rolled out and then draped in a butter lined pie pan
Then I layered pretty slices of Beckwith Orchards Jonagold apples, fontina cheese, Ghiradelli unsweetened cocoa powder, more apples and crushed up baking chocolate. I think next time I’ll layer the very top with sugar before placing the top crust. I gotta say it’s kinda weird because the cheese gives the slightest chewiness to the other textures but fontina isn’t a particularly strong cheese so it doesn’t overpower the other tastes. Definitely more sugar next time.