A little birdie reminded me I needed to get the November thread up...oops! This should be a busy baking month, what with American Thanksgiving and early holiday baking...always a good time to make fruitcake to have it ready...
This weekend I made pasties with the leftover Salsa Genovese I made from a recipe in the current Cook's Illustrated -- it's an onion-heavy braised beef sauce that I wasn't all that keen about on pasta, but noticed it tasted pretty much exactly like the filling for the beef and onion pies we used to sell at the fish and chips shop I worked at while at UCB. They turned out very nicely.
With the remainder of the pie dough (half of the famous TenderFlake lard crust recipe makes enough for 7 pasties plus a 9" pie crust) I made a crumble-topped cherry pie with some of the husbanded stash from this summer. The topping is from the recipe in Jane Grigson's Fruit Book, for an apple crumble tart from Normandy, Tarte Bon Acceuil. I used walnuts instead of almonds, because Mr. Cherrylover loves walnuts almost as much. (110 gm each butter. flour, chopped nuts, 200 gm sugar, dry ingredients buzzed up in the FP and the butter pulsed in.)
If you don't know Jane Grigson's books, you have a fabulous treat in store. I adore her.
So...what are YOU baking these days?
Photos to come.