Well, one day, my mom said that Pedro had mentioned to her that he had the perfect activity for Livie. He wanted to teach her how to make an apple tart. He had this French recipe he wanted to teach her; it was one he'd seen young French children her age making all the time, during his stay in Paris. He said it would be a perfect first "from scratch" recipe. And it would be delicious.
So one afternoon, after tending to their "mise en place" (getting all their ingredients ready and kitchen tools set out in their proper places), they got right to work on the recipe.
Pedro's ensuring she's getting all the pastry ingredients in the bowl.
He's giving instruction on how to mix the pastry ingredients."Use two hands on the mixer."
She is doing it herself!
Adding some final wet ingredients.
Time to add the apples on the pastry dough. Abuelita is "supervising."
Almost done! She's adding golden raisins that had been soaked in . . . something with cloves (I've forgotten exactly what it was).
It's ready for the oven!
After smelling its heavenly aroma wafting from the oven, it was FINALLY ready.
Liv gets the first piece.
It was DELICIOUS!! Now I just have to email Pedro and ask him to send me the recipe so that Liv can make it again.