A cold winters night
Its -12 degrees here last night in NY. I baked off a couple of goodies. A pie using the pate brisee crust from Bouchon Bakery. I replaced 1/4 of the butter with fresh leaf lard from a local farm. The filling is my own recipe with apples harvested from my own tree this fall. The pastry is the KAF quick puff pastry featured in Baking by Hand book I received for christmas. And the filling is strawberry jam my wife made from berries we picked over the summer. I prefer my pie, but then again my opinion is bias here. I was really impressed with the results from the puff pastry. I was quite proud of myself! Anyhow I keep working at it and feel my skills are getting more rounded out. I am working on the plans for my wood fired oven. When they are done I will post them here on TFL. Everybody take a look at them and provide feedback if you want. Here are some more pics, enjoy.