Saturday, May 24, 2014

Baked to much, I broke the oven!

Have you ever baked too much that you broke the oven, I did, yesterday.
I baked our families favorite chocolate cake, recipe from Linda at Buzzing and Bumbling.
And my Apple Pie (recipe at the bottom)
Would you like a piece?
What would you pick?
Apple Pie, ala mode (with ice cream)
Or Chocolate Cake?
Well this little hand was reaching for the.....
Ice Cream, of course the one thing I didn't actually make.
She requested the chocolate cake since she watches Peppa the Pig.
But when she saw the ice-cream come out, that's what she wanted.
So last night when my husband wanted a pizza and he turned on the oven, poof.. the lights went out, the oven somehow blew a fuse.  We can't get a mechanic in till Monday, but that's okay, cause we have plenty to eat, lol.

Okay on to sewing, as I was talking to my friend Shirley who has been doing some really great EPP projects lately I was telling her I didn't have any EPP (English Paper Piecing- great for doing some sewing while on the go, so easy to take with you, I have mostly done hexagons, but there are other shapes out there) to do while the kids played outside and how I didn't really need to add any new projects to my WIP list.  Well then I got to thinking, hey I can do some embroidery while watching the kids play.
working on some embroidered feathers as a gift for a friend.
Shirley has her hexie project in the Show Off Saturday Linky Party at Sew Can She, it is number 14, and the person who gets the most clicks is featured in the Sew Can She Friday post, can you support Shirley and click on her project to see it.

3 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. Sugar
1 cup butter (room temperature softened)
3/4 cup Greek Yogurt
(if it needs more liqued, add a Tbsp. of cold water, 1 at a time)
Knead dough until mixed thoroughly, place in fridge to chill, while you cut the apples. 

10 Apples, peeled and sliced
1 Tbsp. of Cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 Tbsp. of Flour

Mix it all together
Take dough out of fridge cut in half and roll half for the bottom of the pie pan.  Pour apples on top, take 3 small slices of butter and place on top.  Then roll other half of dough and place on top of the apples, I roll the edges and then give the top a punch with a fork a few times.  Bake in the oven till the top is golden brown, about 50 minutes.
Now in order not to break your oven place a pan underneath to catch any apple juices that flow out of the pie pan.  I think this is how I broke mine cause I thought I would be smart and add water to the bottom of the oven after the pie cooked in order to get all of the juices off of the bottom. Ooppss..

Linking to these great parties!

Patchouli Moon Studio's Weekend Link Party
Sewjo Saturday


  1. Mara the chocolate cake and apple pie look so yummy!!! Okay I have to ask you a question, what is EPP? With so many acronyms out there these days I never know what some of them stand for.
    Thanks for linking this post to my Weekend Link Party. Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. I let her know EPP is English Paper Piecing.. My friend Mara is a technical person.. And I so would Eat that Chocolate Cake..

  2. Thank you Mara for the vote of confidence, you can click on number 14 as many times as you want. Thanks, Hi Kat and Nik......

  3. It looks like breaking your oven with these yummy treats was worth it. :O)

  4. Oh these look really yummy. Your feather project is looking good as well.

  5. Yummmm!!! Those look tasty! That embroidery looks like fun--one of the only other crafts I would consider picking up. Plus I love the feather pattern you chose!

  6. I need to find some portable projects too. Pass the chocolate cake, please!

  7. I love chocolate, but the crust on the apple pie is calling my name! Thank you for the recipe.
    My Monday Morning Coffee Quilters group has decided to do a couple of stitching projects to do while we are visiting. We get together for about 3 hours which is too short to bring our sewing machines and projects, but we can stitch while we talk. :)

  8. I do like the looks of that embroidery! Chocolate cake all the way :)