March is chocolate and ice-cream free for cherrysandwich.  This hopefully means an expansion of the culinary repertoire, rather than a month of deprivation. First on the list – good old apple pie. I’ve taken bits and pieces from lots of other recipes to come up with a decent creation, and much more successful than my previous pastry effort (Choc-orange tarts). I followed all the advice I’d read about keeping the pastry cold and made my first lattice!


2 cups plain flour, plus extra for rolling
1/2 cup almond meal
270g butter (keep cold)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon brown sugar
6 to 8 Tbsp ice water, very cold

1. Rub the butter into the flour, salt and sugar (or if you’re lucky enough to have a food processor, use it!). Add ice water 1 Tbsp at a time, mixing until mixture just begins to clump together. If…

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  1. Looks lovely.

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