Green apples were abundant, and i’ve not tried making puff pastry something in my entire life. Instead of letting the apples go bad, i thought, why not make some super easy & quick apple pastry??!?
Coincidentally, we were at Cold Storage when the thought came about. Because everything was rather last minute, i grabbed a packet of frozen puff pastry there and then instead of making the it from the scratch. I was already going to make pizza dough manually for dinner, burdening myself with puff pastry making wasn’t such a good idea afterall!
At home, everything was prepared and timed properly — mainly for me to photograph the pastries! :P
Table was set, camera setting was adjusted, background boards and coloured papers were pinned upand even the apples were shot in advance. But what do you know! The pastries refused to brown! I estimated it to be baked in 15 minutes the most but they didn’t.
As the minutes ticked by, the sun was slowly going down.. and my heart, oh my heart…. let’s put it this way, i was totally restless! I was pacing up and down in front of the oven, checking for the pastries almost every minute and then running out to the balcony to check for the sun before heading to the kitchen again! It was crazy! i IS crazy! Hehehhehee… all in the name of photography and i’m just a home baker! lol.
Then finally… when the pastries were browned enough (another 20 minutes later), it was twilight!!! I almost wanted to pull all my hair out. Hahahahhahaahhaaa… I’m so not sure about you, but timing is everything for me, especially if i want my photos to turn out the way it is supposed to turn out to be. Natural lighting is extremely crucial. However, for my case, it’s much worst coz the best time for photography is from 5.30pm to 6.30 pm ONLY. Anytime before and after that… the photos don’t turn out as well.
So, there u go.. my anyhow twilight photos :P
And another, using ‘Dinner’ setting. LOL.
Super easy & quick apple pastry
1 packet of frozen puff pastry
3 green apples, sliced thinly and soaked in salt water to prevent browning
2 tsbp sugar
sieved apricot jam with a little of hot water as glaze (optional)
1. cut the puff pastry according to the size you desire
2. arrange the sliced apples on top
3. sprinkles sugar all over before sliding them in into the preheated oven at 180.
4. bake till brown – roughly 20-30 minutes.
5. brush sieved apricot jam all over and serve with ice cream or vanilla custard. BEST!