Day 25 of AEDM

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It’s been a chill 40-something degrees (Fahrenheit) with off & on drizzle.


I traced the legs & arm patterns onto fabric.

Surprise! I had a hand all ready to go & one that needed to be cut out & turned right side out.

Then I played around with wire & stuffing.   I discovered that the pattern I made for the leg & boot wasn’t right. The boot portion needs to be wider.  And then, I showed The Bun. Now I’m told the Gourd Trouble wants flippers instead of arms with hands.  I told you this doll was going to be out there.  Flippers?  Oh & they have to be poseable flippers too.  This is going to be one interesting looking doll when it’s finished.

After all that,  I decided to work on the Apple Galette for tomorrow’s dessert.  Apple Galette reminds me of an apple calzone topped with caramel… well sort of. This is the first time I’ve ever made one.  The Hubs found the recipe & since I couldn’t find caramel apple pie at the store (one of The Bun’s favorite pies), I figured this would be a good replacement.

The pie crust dough ball turned out perfect.

That was popped into the fridge for 30 minutes while I chopped apples & made the filling.

I rolled the pie crust on a pizza pan, placed the filling in the middle & folded up the sides. I forgot to add the egg wash & added that halfway through the baking process. It came out fine, PHEW!

While everything was baking in the oven, I made the caramel sauce.  I learned that one should NOT add ice-cold cream to hot melted sugar & butter.  It became a hard weird lump thing.  Luckily, I was able to pop it over to the stove & get it to melt again.  Sure, there were a couple of sugary lumps in there, but all in all, it came out pretty good.

Here’s the finished dessert!  I normally don’t care for caramel apple pie because it’s too sweet.  I think I’ll like this better because the apple mixture has a nice sweet & tart balance.  Of course, I had to try a piece or two or three.

Tomorrow there will only be three of us here for Thanksgiving.  We’re planning on from scratch waffles with strawberries & whip cream for breakfast, the traditional turkey noms & a movie marathon.  It’s going to be bittersweet not having the usual family around to play cards & visit.  Hopefully, with all the news of vaccines, we are nearing the end of this dreadful pandemic tunnel.    Stay safe & I’ll catch ya tomorrow!

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3 Responses to Day 25 of AEDM

  1. Wow, too bad you did all that Hand work only to learn your Trouble Doll will need flippers. Good luck with that. I think I’d put it on the back burner (so to speak), too.

    Your apple caramel dish looks wonderful. I’m super impressed. I feel for you. I will be totally alone, except for my fur babies, so I understand your desire to have family around at this time of year. Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

  2. Serena Lewis says:

    Well, coming from your newer post, I know this doll now has flippers. 🙂

    I understand on the caramel being too sweet thing. When I was a child, I loved anything caramel but then, when I was a teen into adulthood, it was way too sweet for me. I remember my sister used to make caramel tarts that everyone raved about but I would never eat them…too sweet for my taste-buds. However, I’m sure your caramel topped apple pie was delicious. 🙂

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