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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3420 on: July 26, 2013, 10:10:27 PM »
Well played.  Dutch apple pie is much better than "regular". 
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« Reply #3421 on: July 26, 2013, 10:24:28 PM »
What special stuff do they put in Dutch apple pies?  :angel:

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3422 on: July 26, 2013, 10:28:34 PM »
I know how to make the special "butter", I saw the process of making the special "brownies" at a house party I once attended (I did not partake!).  I'm sure it could also be used for pies.  ;)
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3425 on: July 27, 2013, 10:25:35 AM »
What special stuff do they put in Dutch apple pies?  :angel:

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3426 on: July 27, 2013, 12:11:15 PM »
What special stuff do they put in Dutch apple pies?  :angel:

It's the delicious crumbly topping, instead of the regular pie dough.

You can make the pie with your favorite pie dough (add a tablespoon of Vodka to make the crust flakier), or you can simply smoosh down the same "topping" and it will form a crust.  This is a much faster way....and akin to making cheesecake crust, which is basically crushed graham crackers, butter and brown sugar.

Here's a really simple recipe.

Dutch Apple Pie Recipe
 
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.Yield: 6-8 Servings
 
•2 cups all-purpose flour
•1 cup packed brown sugar
•1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
•3/4 cup butter, melted


FILLING:

•2/3 cup sugar
•3 tablespoons cornstarch
•1-1/4 cups cold water
•3 cups diced peeled tart apples
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Directions
In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, oats and butter; set aside 1 cup for topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into an ungreased 9-in. pie plate; set aside.

For filling, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water in a large saucepan until smooth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in apples and vanilla.

Pour into crust; top with reserved crumb mixture. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.



You can use the same crust, put it in a pie pan/cassorle dish even, and then layer it with fresh fruit (lightly mixed with sugar to taste) and then top it with gobs of the topping. 

I usually do NOT melt my butter, but, use cold butter, then just mix it all in with my hands....leaving it really crumbly.  Yum.

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3427 on: July 27, 2013, 12:37:42 PM »
You can make the pie with your favorite pie dough (add a tablespoon of Vodka to make the crust flakier), or you can simply smoosh down the same "topping" and it will form a crust. 

I knew Vodka could make other things flakier, but I didn't know its powers extended to pie crusts.  ;)

I'm no baker, but I want to eat this exact pie right now.  Unfortunately, I developed some sort of allergy to the skins of fruit.  Whereas I used to eat an apple every day, now it just makes my throat itchy, lips and tongue puff up, etc.  Same problem with almost every seasonal fruit I love: peaches, plums, cherries, pears, pineapples, you name it.  I can only eat such fruits if they are canned, in pies, or otherwise prepared.  It's a bad problem to have.  Fruits are 0 points on the Weight Watchers system, so I can eat as many as I want, but that doesn't extend to pies.   :'( 
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3428 on: July 27, 2013, 02:11:01 PM »
You can make the pie with your favorite pie dough (add a tablespoon of Vodka to make the crust flakier), or you can simply smoosh down the same "topping" and it will form a crust. 

I knew Vodka could make other things flakier, but I didn't know its powers extended to pie crusts.  ;)

I'm no baker, but I want to eat this exact pie right now.  Unfortunately, I developed some sort of allergy to the skins of fruit.  Whereas I used to eat an apple every day, now it just makes my throat itchy, lips and tongue puff up, etc.  Same problem with almost every seasonal fruit I love: peaches, plums, cherries, pears, pineapples, you name it.  I can only eat such fruits if they are canned, in pies, or otherwise prepared.  It's a bad problem to have.  Fruits are 0 points on the Weight Watchers system, so I can eat as many as I want, but that doesn't extend to pies.   :'( 
That sounds like the worst kind of torment to be faced with on earth. I usually eat 3-4 fruits a day.  If I had to forgo those, my priest would be doing some serious suicide counseling...
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3429 on: July 28, 2013, 04:00:51 AM »

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« Reply #3431 on: July 28, 2013, 11:11:38 AM »
The cat's face is priceless.  ;D

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« Reply #3432 on: July 28, 2013, 04:16:35 PM »
Guys! They're not intercoursing. It's just an unfortunate angle.

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« Reply #3433 on: July 28, 2013, 04:39:10 PM »
Pentecost at my Białystok church:

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3434 on: July 28, 2013, 06:10:46 PM »
Copacabana during the visit of Pope Francis. Over 3 million people, the largest crowd ever gathered in Rio.
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« Reply #3435 on: July 28, 2013, 06:25:43 PM »
Pentecost at my Białystok church:


That is really pretty.  I like the iconography.
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« Reply #3438 on: July 30, 2013, 07:12:11 PM »
I love these cathedrals. I think they would be great as orthodox churches.  :)



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« Reply #3439 on: July 30, 2013, 07:15:31 PM »
I love these cathedrals. I think they would be great as orthodox churches.  :)




I agree.  Many of them are now abandoned by the Roman Catholic Church and instead of being empty would be wonderfully converted to an Orthodox Church.

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« Reply #3440 on: July 30, 2013, 07:17:23 PM »
I agree.  Many of them are now abandoned by the Roman Catholic Church and instead of being empty would be wonderfully converted to an Orthodox Church.

Too bad about the pews. So close yet so far away.

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« Reply #3441 on: July 30, 2013, 07:24:44 PM »
Indeed, beautiful church.

As for the pews, I generally like pews, but that would be absolutely gorgeous wide open. Maybe they can be put to good use as kindling at the mandatory ethnic food festival?  :police:

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« Reply #3442 on: July 30, 2013, 07:27:46 PM »
I agree.  Many of them are now abandoned by the Roman Catholic Church and instead of being empty would be wonderfully converted to an Orthodox Church.

Too bad about the pews. So close yet so far away.

Amiriteguiz?  ;D

"Too bad about the pews". No, given recent precedents they could be taken out and used to fuel street barbecues or broken up and donated to the poor for winter fuel. Material does not have to be wasted but often may be recycled, surely? But pews in Orthodox churches, never.

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« Reply #3443 on: July 30, 2013, 08:44:36 PM »
I like pews.  If I stand too long it hurts.  Getting older is awesome.

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« Reply #3444 on: July 30, 2013, 08:48:43 PM »

I knew Vodka could make other things flakier, but I didn't know its powers extended to pie crusts.  ;)



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Re: Picture of the Day
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Note, he is in a wet suit, and already under water (see exhalation bubbles), as he is fishing in a river.

The river is underwater. 





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Note, he is in a wet suit, and already under water (see exhalation bubbles), as he is fishing in a river.

The river is underwater. 







These are the coolest most bizarre photos ever.  How does it still look like a river while everything is underwater?  ???
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« Reply #3450 on: July 31, 2013, 09:00:45 PM »
These are the coolest most bizarre photos ever.  How does it still look like a river while everything is underwater?  ???

Since there are trees there, it's probably a flooded area. If the waters have different density due to temperature or from having different chemicals in it, then the river still flows like marine currents do. I guess. :)
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« Reply #3451 on: July 31, 2013, 09:03:40 PM »
Dom Theodosius, first Russian bishop to visit Brazil. Next to him, then president Juscelino Kubitschek, meaning it was between 1956-1961.
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« Reply #3454 on: July 31, 2013, 11:06:54 PM »
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« Reply #3456 on: August 01, 2013, 03:34:54 PM »
Serious stuff: the 69th anniversary of Warsaw Uprising in which were murdered more than 150,000 civilians, including Orthodox priests and believers (also children from the Orthodox orphanage) from my parish; my church is in the disctrict that my family and ancestors (certainly from mother's side, some of them were fighting too) and I come from. It also suffered the most from all parts of Warsaw.

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« Reply #3457 on: August 01, 2013, 04:54:39 PM »
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LOL!  I was just going to post that! 

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #3458 on: August 01, 2013, 05:02:24 PM »
These are the coolest most bizarre photos ever.  How does it still look like a river while everything is underwater?  ???

Since there are trees there, it's probably a flooded area. If the waters have different density due to temperature or from having different chemicals in it, then the river still flows like marine currents do. I guess. :)
Either that or the pictures were taken in the Gulf of Mexico.

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What is the point of ^this image? 
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What is the point of ^this image? 

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