Saturday, October 24

Apple pie recipe & Jackalope in progress

This afternoon I thought it was about time I made another Dutch Apple Pie. Last time I made one was quite a while ago! Besides apples there are raisins and walnuts in there too.  It's really quite easy to make and absolutely yummy!

To make a Dutch Apple Pie you need: 300 gr self raising flour, 150 gr + 50 gr white sugar, a couple of teaspoons vanilla sugar, 175 cold butter (of good quality) in dice, 1 lightly beaten egg, 1 kg of hard (sour) apples peeled and chopped, 50 gr raisins, 50 gr chopped walnuts, 3 teaspoons cinnamon and one squeeze of a lemon.

Mix the flour, 150 gr of the white sugar, vanilla sugar, butter and most of the egg and knead until the dough is soft. Grease a spring form pan and cover the inside evenly with 3/4 of the dough. I always put it in the form in patches. Mix the apple, raisins, walnuts, 50 gr of sugar, cinnamon and a squeeze of lemon juice and put it in the spring form. Put the rest of the dough in a checked pattern on top of the Apple mix. and some of the beaten egg on the checked pattern. Bake on 175 degrees in a pre-heated oven for 75 minutes. I always eat my Apple Pie with whipped cream. :)

So, now on to my Jackalope embroidery! I'm rather pleased with how it's turning out. When you stitch something without a proper pattern it's hard to decide where and when to stop. I don't think I will add much more to it now. Obviously I will fill the empty patches on the Jackalope and add a little more detail to it's fur in a dfferent colour.


  1. This is absolutely fantastic! I am so loving all of your embroidery and patterns. I have always had a fascination for anything Jackalope like!

  2. His "fur" looks fantastic! He's coming along quite nicely.


I <3 comments, so don't be shy!