Jorrvaskr, the famed mead hall at the centre of Whiterun, is home to the Companions and as a result, their feasting table is now laden with much more than just mead to feed these hungry warriors! This age-old recipe was passed down to me by Jorrvaskr’s caretaker, Tilma the Haggard, and is a favourite of the Companions and can always be found at their tables. With a crumbly, buttery crust and an irresistible spiced apple filling, I am proud to share this secret recipe with the rest of Tamriel! (Don’t tell Tilma though!)
You will need: Pastry
250g plain flour
25g caster sugar
2-3 tbsp milk
125g butter, very cold and diced
2 large egg yolks
Pinch of salt
Medium sized pie tin
315g red apples, peeled and diced
1 stalk rhubarb, diced
1 egg white, beaten
45g soft brown sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
2 tbsp caster sugar
45g butter, softened, plus extra for brushing
1 shot spiced rum
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
½ tsp allspice
1 tsp vanilla essence
¼ cup pecans, chopped
To make the pie crust, put the flour, sugar, salt, and butter into a food processor and blend until a breadcrumb consistency is reached. Add the egg yolk and whizz again for a moment, and finally the milk. Once the dough has formed, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and work until it is smooth. Wrap in cling wrap and chill for half an hour minimum before using.
Preheat your oven to 200C/400F and place the pie tin in to heat up.
In a mixing bowl, combine all the filling ingredients except for the egg white and mix thoroughly.
Dust your work surface with flour and roll out your pastry into a circle to fit your pie tin, leaving aside a small quantity of dough to make the top lattice. Fit the pastry to the tin, then spoon in the filling evenly. Sprinkle the top with brown sugar.
Using a roller cutter or knife, cut out a lattice with the last of the dough and secure to the top of your pie. Brush all over with butter and the egg white to glaze.
Bake for 30 minutes on the middle shelf. Leave to cool for 15 minutes before removing from the tin. Serve hot with a drizzle of custard or vanilla ice cream.
selected fruits (bc they have the more german-german names, u know, not a… basically generic name like kiwi etc): Apfel, Birne, Pfirsich, Banane, Erdbeere, Johannisbeere, Pflaume, Dattel, Himbeere, Ananas, Trauben, Limette, Zitrone, Orange/Apfelsine
i rank the name not the taste!
Apfel (apple): very basic name, not at all fancy but the “pf” is a nice touch. i give it…. a 3.8/10
Birne (pear): a good name! used in various phrases as well, eg: “sich die Birne anschlagen” (to hit ya head), “Glühbirne” (lightbulb), i give it 5.9/10, a good name for a pear shaped fruit
Pfirsich (peach): Pfirsich, or as the southern would call it: Pfirschig. quite tricky with the “s” and the “ch”, gives the whole name an air of fanciness. 7.5/10
Banane (banana): BORING! 1/10
Erdbeere (strawberry): an earth berry? no thankx, eat ya own dirt, 1.2/10
Johannisbeere (currant): whomst is this Johannis and how do i meet him? 6/10
Pflaume (plum): the most wholesome name!!!!! tbh!!!! Pflaume sound so round. so juicy. 10/10. famous namebearers: Kai Pflaume
Dattel (date): i do not like the name of this fruit :/ Dattel…. not a good name. not a good name. at most a 2/10
Himbeere (raspberry): who is HE, who is HIM? anti feminist icon Himbeere 0/10
Ananas (pineapple): a nice name. has produced this 1 iconic joke: Was wird aus Anna im Regen? (What becometh of Anna in the Raineth?) –> Ananas aka Anna nass (Anna wet) iconic, 10/10
Trauben (grapes): 1 grape is not 1 Traube. 1 grape is 1 Weinbeere. 1 Traube is 1 whole buncha grapes. but the word Trauben? i like it, 7.7/10
Limette (lime): a good fucking name! fancy! i give Limette a wholesome 10/10 and on the fancy scala a 6/10
Zitrone (lemon): those yellow fuckers. theyre like bananas but evil. the name is nice tho, i really enjoy the “Z” because it makes it fancy. a wholesome 8/10
Orange/Apfelsine (orange): technically, a basic name. Orange. but Apfelsine? which basically (is dutch i think????? dont quote) means Apfel aus China (apple from china) and that gives the thing a whole other dimension tbh, 7.9/10
Some are free, some are inexpensive or can be inexpensive using groupons.
- museum dates (check which days of the month are free days)
-zoo/ petting zoo
-dolphin / whale watching (check Groupon)
-horseback riding (check Groupon first)
-picnic (BRING WINE)
- sail boat tour (check Groupon)
-food festivals (taste of whatever city you’re in)
- beach dates
-helicopter tour (check Groupon)
-do something one of you have always wanted to do
- cook together
- have a fondue night
- Apple picking
- wine tasting
- Thrift shop/Flea markets
-Kayaking (some cities have this for free on certain days)
- workout together
- game night/ sex game night
-Movies in the park
- roller skating
- yoga class together
- Art fair
- comedy club
- jazz club
Kelsey Lu - Dreams / 현경 과 영애 - 다시부르는노래 / 梶 芽衣子 - 修羅の花 / 나훈아 - 대 동강편지 / 이문세변진섭 - 우리의사랑이 팔요한거죠 / Angela Bofill - Still in love / A Taste of Honey - Sukiyaki / Gary Clark Jr. - Things are changin’ / Elizabeth Cotten - Spanish flangdang / Vashti Bunyan - Wishwanderer / Lianne La Havas - No room for doubt / José González - Heartbeats / Minnie Riperton - Our lives / Merry Clayton - A song for you / Corrine Bailey Rae - Love’s on its way / Roberta Flack - The first time I ever saw your face / 요조 - 세상애 없는 과자 / 현경 과 영애 - 아름다운 사람
(during a discussion on apples from daegu.) jonghyun: i have someone from daegu around me. he said the apples are really delicious there. he didn’t know that at first. he thought all apples would taste like the ones he used to eat back home but, after coming to seoul, he said that they don’t taste the same as the ones he used to eat. he then realized that daegu apples are particularily delicious. (laughs) this has been a story of member key.