Halloween was a hit. Oliver loved it, once he realized what was going on. He followed his friends Lucy and Leo run from house to house with so much excitement, once I gave him a chocolate bar while trick or treating, he was more interested in sitting down and eating the rest of his candy. But eventually he moved on. He tired out pretty fast. But interesting enough he didn’t ask for any candy the next day maybe its because we put his bucket up high, or maybe because I ate most of it on the ride home. Damn these holidays….they are deadly. But he did love the dress up aspect of it all. We went to a Halloween party before going trick or treating that our friends put together, which was an awesome idea. The kids all looked great in their costumes. I look forward to next year when he can tell me what he wants to be. I had an idea this year that he wanted to be Elsa, or Anna from Frozen, but next year he will be able to communicate to us what he wants.
I’ve been testing out new recipes for the holidays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I bought this book a while back and one thing I love about this book is that she categorizes her recipes by season. I love the healthiness about this book and the food is clean and simple. It should be a must in every household. Especially the salads, they are heavenly and like nothing I’ve ever seen. Get this book!!!
Ingredients for dough:
1 cup rye flour
1 cup flour
pinch of salt
1 1/4 sticks butter
2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
1 egg yolk
Ingredients for filling:
2 sweet crisp apples
juice of 1/2 lemon
finely grated zest of one orange
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 cup berries
2/3 cup hazelnuts
Ingredients for glaze:
1 egg lightly beaten
1/4 cup sugar
For the dough first sift together the flours, next add butter into cubed size, and salt. Rub the butter and flour together until the butter is pea size. Next add rub in sugar. Next add the yolk and 2 teaspoons cold water. It will be flaky. Wrap together in disk and place in frig for an hour.
Will the dough is chilling you can start prepping your fruit. Slice apples with out skin. And berries to apples along with zest and lemon juice. Next pulse your nuts, and then add brown sugar and pulse again. Once the dough has chilled take it out. Roll out your dough on floured surface. I found this dough very hard to work with and she says you may have to piece it back together, I had to do this. SO be patient with the dough:) Once it is rolled out place the dough on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the nut mixture on the dough but leave about two inches from the edge. Next add the fruit. Fold over edges, and place in the freezer for 10 minutes. At this point you should pre heat your oven to 340. Once the galette has chilled for 10 minutes take it out. Mix one egg and 2 Tablespoons sugar. Brush this on the tart