Friday, March 7, 2008

Goblin Pie (dealing with bad apples..)

So the apples weren't bad really. I just tried to experiment with baking and failed. I had a feeling it wouldn't turn out well, but forged on for the sake of experience. The result.. Well, less than photogenic. Pallid and kind of evil looking. I present to you, Goblin Pie!

Ugly, ain't he? This also shows some problems I'm having with photo-editing. I have a fancy new computer and monitor and I just can't seem to get the color right. I could drop over $300 to get some calibrating software, but instead I'll just complain about it here. I've been experimenting with converting NEF files and I am not liking the resulting web image. Oh well, I'll figure it out eventually.

The goblin pie didn't taste horrible, just a little bland and off-flavor. It was probably a combination of the apples I used and fiddling with the recipe. I won't go into it because it's just not necessary, and you really don't want to bother making that pie. However, it makes me want to go one step further and make a slimy green oozy pie that looks disgusting and tastes delicious. I am completely in favor of playing with food, so hopefully there with be a new and improved goblin pie in the future.

So, what do we do with bad apples?

We throw them in the pit, yarrrrr!!

(Maybe it's just me, but I think this looks like slimy appendages trying to escape from a pastry prison.. just in case you're sitting there scratching your head and thinking I'm insane. Who knows, you may be right.)


Lillbet said...

I read the heading and immediate thought PRISON! Great pix, and the pie looks good. Was it not delicious?

Suzanne said...

It was not delicious. I tried to turn an apple pie recipe into a toffee apple pie recipe by adding heavy cream and tweaking other ingredients, and it looked and tasted rather bland and off. Serves me right for messing with recipes when I'm still a novice baker.