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June 1, 2011 / mashappiness

sweet friends


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • Pinchsalt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold, cut in chunks
  • 2 eggs separated, (yolks for the pastry, whites for the glaze)
  • 3 tablespoons ice water, plus more if needed

Caramel Apples:

  • 1 cup sugar, plus 1/4 cup for the top
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, splitand scraped
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 8 apples (recommended: Granny Smith and Gala)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cinnamonstick, freshly grated
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter


  • invite friends over for some sweets
  • over wine turn off all mobile telephones… and any means of technological social media
  • music streaming through the house adds to the sweetness
  • with pie baking warmly in the oven and sweet scents and music through~out the house
  • when the door bell rings and friends arrive…
  • begin an evening or afternoon of time together… with absolutely no regard for the time… lose yourselves in laughter, sweet treats, delicious drinks and love…


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  1. LittleRus / Jun 1 2011 8:53 pm

    Sounds delicious and wonderful! I love moments like this: cooking for people, spending time with friends in a summer garden, enjoying the food and a good old chat. Always makes me happy…

    Wishing you a wonderful day and happy 1st day of summer! x

  2. mashappiness / Jun 2 2011 1:06 am

    hey LittleRus what a lovely treat for you to pop on in. Your first day of summer ideas are the sweetest! I just love the idea of spending time with friends… happy first day of summer to you too!

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