Nov 102009

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??!?

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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

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And another, using ‘Dinner’ setting. LOL.

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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!


  3 Responses to “Super easy & quick apple pastry”

  1. haha, its not wrong to wanna take better pictures! glad you’re more “serious” now about photography though you’re just a homebaker hehe. which is why i normally bake the day before and photograph them the nx morning, sometime around 10am where it has better sunlight yet won’t be too glaring at the same time can avoid the rain. it usually rains around 1-2pm ma. hehe, i hv everytime timed properly too!

    how come the best time for photography is 5.30pm? its so dark already and i can’t get nice pictures around that time. nx time bake the day before and take photos in the morning la! morning has got the best light :D

  2. wow! your site (and display of yummy food) is getting better and better! it’s like looking at some professional cookbook. yumm!

    if you opened a bakery, i would keep buying pastries and cakes and sweet stuff (and savoury stuff) from you! i promise to be your loyal customer!! :D


  3. evan : i’ve tried morning.. the pics turned out dark, prob it’s too bright at my balcony. evening’s sunlight works best for me, at the balcony :)

    celest : heeee… thank you!! as for opening a bakery, i’m definitely not ‘there’ yet! my bakes are too homey and simple! BUT. if i do, u’ll be the first to know! ;)

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