Still Looking

I made another apple pie using a different crust recipe. As you may have guessed, the last one was only okay. This one too is pretty much just okay. Well, only as compared with other all butter crusts I’ve tried. I think part of my problem is technique. I’m overworking it trying to get it to the right point. Also my house is so dry I’m having to add way more water than the recipe calls for. Oh well, the practice is tasty.

I had a request for a close up of the yoke of the sweater. This is the design that is in Elizabeth Zimmermann’s book. She does a great explaining how to knit a yoke sweater working from your gauge. She also talks about planning your yoke design and how it is done traditionally. I highly recommend all her books.

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14 Responses to Still Looking

  1. I can’t offer any advice about the pastry—I cook by smoke alarm LOL, but thanks for the book rec. That is exactly what I need! (Am I right in thinking it is Alter Knits?)

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  2. Judith says:

    I always make my pastry with oil. It’s simple and always comes out great. It’s so easy, in fact, I let my husband make it for our Thanksgiving pies. He did just fine, and the pies were delicious.

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  3. Olivia says:

    Butter is heavy, I use organic shortening from Spectrum

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  4. SusanK says:

    Thanks for the closeup. As I expected, the yoke is gorgeous. Beautiful work!

    For the pie crust, I can wholeheartedly recommend this recipe: Foolproof Pie Dough
    by The New York Times:
    I made my first-ever apple pie and only second-ever homemade crust at Thanksgiving and it was delicious. As the recipe says, it’s a very wet dough and requires a lot of flour to roll out, so this might work well for you. It’s not all-butter, but there’s much more butter than shortening.

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  5. Colleen says:

    This is a GORGEOUS sweater!!!

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  6. Stefanie says:

    It looks like you got some experienced advice here. Kudos to you on trying different pie crust recipes. I’d like to see the inside of that pie.

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  7. I admire your trying to make your own crust. WOW. And your sweater yoke is so so impressive . Love the black and the other colors

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  8. ellen says:

    I have struggled with pie dough. I understand all too well the overworked crust. But if you enjoy the process who cares! The close up of the yoke is beautiful.

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  9. RebSef says:

    I can’t seem to do it on my phone, but I recommend you search for a pastry recipe by “Be Ro”. Their cook book never, ever, ever fails me except if I decide to divert from the directions (LOL).XX

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  10. kathyreeves says:

    Gorgeous yoke, and if you find a way to not overwork the butter crust, let me know!

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  11. Have fun experimenting with pie – those are the best kinds of experiments! Also thanks for the closeup of your yoke and for the book recommendation – both appreciated! That is a beautiful pattern 🙂

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  12. chrisknits says:

    Pie looks amazing, sweater up close is still awesome!

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