Life is going pretty well in the shed, we are getting a good night's sleep, we have the ability to shower and we can cook. Cooking is a bit limited with a microwave and a bbq but we are managing. Steve had a hankering today to make an apple pie, he is the pastry maker extraordinaire to who was I to argue. Most of our kitchen gadgets are inaccessibly packed inside a 45 cubic metre storage unit, so some improvisation was necessary.
First the ingredients...
I would like to tell you that we used thickly sliced, freshly picked apples but alas our apple tree is merely a small stick at present. Instead we used up a can of apple that has been living in the bowels of the pantry for a while. Add to that some fresh blackberries, yum!
Now for the big test, can you cook an apple pie in a hooded barbeque? The temperature gauge on it said it was hot enough so let's give it a try!
A bit of ingenuity was necessary to get the pie up off the barbeque plate so it didn't get a burnt bottom. A little fossick through the junk corner and some suitable metal was found to balance the pie plate on.
Ta-dum! It took quite a bit longer than normal but here we are, a cooked apple and blackberry pie! Looks pretty good eh :-)