Since I am still on my great adventure without Internet, I want you to familiarise with my home environment: wine lands. Today is the French national day which is actually a perfectly fitting coincidence.
|Home sweet home|
For the pastry: (you can also buy a ready pastry (pate brisee) and leapfrog the first section)
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water
For the filling:
- 3 large tart apples
- 3 onions, sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese of your choice
Caramelise your onions. Toss them in a heavy bottomed pan with the olive oil and salt and cook over low heat approximately 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are soft and golden. While the dough is chilling and the onions are cooking, peel and slice your apples. Take the onions off the heat and toss them with the apples. Set aside. Roll your dough into a large circle. Lay it in some sort of pan. The edges will fall over the sides. Spread the filling out inside, sprinkle with your shredded cheese and then gently bring the edges over and towards the middle. Bake in a 200 degree oven until the pastry is pale gold (approx. 45 minutes).
... It was my brother who taught me how to do it. Two years younger but while I was allowed to drive a car, he needed an option to be independent. Only a few weeks ago I asked him to show me how to drive such a thing. Once you know how to drive a car, a scooter is more driving a bike - easy. However, I was glad to have my brother around me who showed me where what was and who laughed at my failure attempts in the beginning. Everyone is still alive. Even the scooter. And my brother, too.
Since I now know how to handle it I'd like to take it every single minute when the sun shines. It gives a feeling of liberty and reminds me of a lot of fantastic summer movies.
|Three summer movies worth watching|
|Drink Cidre and you will live a long life - that's my credo|