Thanksgiving

26 Nov

This was the Apple and Salted Caramel Pie from Four and Twenty Blackbirds that got me out of bed at 6.30am.

and YES! it was worth it.

It was a delicious pie and the perfect end to a meal and a day. This being my first American Thanksgiving it seemed only right to keep it traditional. We spent the day at our friends place eating, drinking and being entertained by eighteenth month old Beckett. The turkey was great having been brined the night before, (although I did not notice much difference) and then steamed in ‘Turkey bags”. We had all the traditional trimmings, mashed potato, greens, gravy and sweet potato. I should mention the sweet potato was a Southern version cooked with candied pecans and vanilla, nice but more like a dessert than savoury side. I also baked some bread in the  morning, check out the interesting shapes.

The bread baking was all a bit hurried as I ran out of time and space in the oven. The S-shaped bread came out really well, unfortunately one of the breads slipped as I was putting it in the oven, hence the hook end. The straight one was upsetting as it came out perfectly until I rested it on the bottom of the oven and burnt it. Luckily they all tasted good and were perfect for using up left over turkey as sandwiches.

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2 Responses to “Thanksgiving”

  1. foodieinberlin November 27, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    What flavour was the pie?
    I went to a thanksgiving pot luck dinner and took a sour cherry linzer tort.

  2. Natasha November 29, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    The pie does look delicious! The bread is rather impressive too xx

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