Better Homes and Gardens episode 11 2023: Welcome to a whirlwind adventure where eco-friendly meets culinary delight, with a side of fluffy llama love! Join Joh and Pete as they unravel the secrets of Hutt House, an ultra-sustainable abode that could give Mother Nature a run for her money. But wait, there’s more! Get ready to drool over Karen’s crisp applejack pockets, a treat that might just have you daydreaming of autumn afternoons. And if that’s not enough excitement for one day, Dr. Harry will show us the ins and outs of trekking with llamas, because who doesn’t want to take a walk with a furry, four-legged companion? So, buckle up for a fun-filled ride where the green home of your dreams meets mouthwatering treats and delightful llama escapades!
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Better Homes and Gardens episode 11 2023
Charlie Albone’s winning garden at Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
At this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Charlie exhibited his outdoor living container garden. Now, we go behind the scenes with him to see how he made it. Based around two shipping containers, this garden is for entertaining. Featuring dining, cooking and lounging areas on the ground and a fancy rooftop-style bar on top of one of the containers. With a mix of rustic industrial elements and high-end modern finishes, Charlie proves that recycling old materials is not only environmentally friendly, but also cool.
Graham visits the Bungalow & Ivy Leaf Chapel
Every so often you stumble on a garden that is full of heart and soul, well this is one of those gardens. Tonight, Graham explores the old-world charm of a 1915 heritage property in Tenterfield, NSW. The Bungalow & Ivy Leaf Chapel has 1.5 acres of beautifully landscaped, tranquil gardens. In the front is a formal garden made up of immaculately sculpted hedges in a wagon wheel shape, while the back garden is larger and less formal, utilising larger plants, like shade trees. The signature though, is the Ivy Leaf Chapel, which may change colour depending on the season, but is always ready to bring any bride’s dreams to life.
Lightly-spiced pumpkin pie – Better Homes and Gardens episode 11 2023
The most delicious way to make the most of pumpkin season is with Ed’s spiced pumpkin pie. And if you haven’t thought of pumpkins as a sweet dessert before, you’re in for a treat. Mashing roast pumpkins is not only fun, but makes for a rich, creamy and textured filling. Ed even shows you how to make your own pastry, which if you haven’t attempted before, isn’t as difficult as you might think. Half a pumpkin will make two of these delicious pies, which is a great way to make friends.
How to make a hot apple pie just like McDonald’s
Apples are nature’s delicious healthy snack. How can you possibly make them better? Well, gently spiced, wrapped in pastry and deep fried. That’s how. If you want to really push the boat out, you can use heirloom apples like the ones Karen Martini uses from a community garden west of Melbourne. If that’s a bit far to go, apples from your local supermarket will also work just as well. This really is a simple way to make the most delicious dessert this Autumn.
Crafting the Perfect McDonald’s Style Hot Apple Pie at Home
The sweet, golden-crusted McDonald’s hot apple pie holds a special place in the hearts of fast food enthusiasts. Its warm, gooey filling and flaky crust can transport you back to simpler times. But what if you could recreate this iconic dessert in your own kitchen? Today, we’ll guide you through the process of making a hot apple pie that rivals McDonald’s in both taste and texture.
Step 1: Mastering the Ingredients
To achieve the perfect balance of flavors, it’s essential to choose high-quality ingredients. For a mouthwatering apple filling, you’ll need:
- 4 cups of peeled, cored, and thinly sliced apples (preferably Granny Smith)
- 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- A pinch of salt
For the flaky, golden crust, gather:
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2/3 cup of chilled shortening
- 5-7 tablespoons of ice-cold water
Step 2: Preparing the Apple Filling
In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples, granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Toss the ingredients gently to coat the apple slices evenly. Set the mixture aside for 15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the apples to release their juices.
Step 3: Crafting the Crust
In a separate bowl, mix the flour and salt. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut the chilled shortening into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add the ice-cold water, stirring gently until a dough forms. Divide the dough in half, shape each portion into a disk, and wrap them in plastic. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.
Step 4: Assembling the Pies
Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one dough disk until it’s about 1/8-inch thick. Cut out 6-inch circles using a cookie cutter or the rim of a bowl. Place a heaping spoonful of the apple filling onto one half of each circle. Fold the dough over the filling, pressing the edges with a fork to seal. Repeat with the second dough disk.
Step 5: Baking Your Masterpieces
Transfer the pies to the prepared baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, make two small slits on the top of each pie to release steam. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust turns a beautiful golden brown. Allow the pies to cool for a few minutes before indulging in your homemade McDonald’s-style hot apple pies.
Savoring Your Homemade Delights
With this simple recipe, you can now enjoy the nostalgic flavor of McDonald’s hot apple pies whenever you crave them. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or treating yourself, these pies are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.
In Better Homes and Gardens episode 11 2023 you will find answers to this questions:
- What is Hutt House?
- How to make applejack pockets?
- Where can I go trekking with llamas?
- How did Charlie Albone create his winning garden?
- What is the history of the Bungalow & Ivy Leaf Chapel?
- How can I make a hot apple pie like McDonald’s?