Why deluxe? You might ask. Well, I figured since I am going to indulge I might as well do it in a grand scale and pack in as many of my favourite things in life as possible.
Mix sugar, flour and cinnamon together well.
Preheat oven to 200C/400F.
Roll out just slightly more than half the pastry on to a plastic sheet to about 27 cm in diameter. Work the pastry lightly and quickly. Over-handled pastry will yield a hard crust. The plastic sheet make it easier to transfer the rolled pastry to line the pie dish (about 23 cm). Allow the pastry to overhang the edge slightly.
Prick the lid with the fork to make small vents for the steam to escape.
I like it just the way it is - hot or cold.
After having this piece of heaven, I felt like what my mum would aptly described in one Chinese verse - 'Tian diao xia lai, dang bei gai' - translated as 'sky falls down, use it as a blanket for cover'. Hah, come what may and I shall overcome...Definite sign of sugar overdosed! That explained why I am still wide awake at this unearthly hour. How am I going to wake up at 5.30 am to get Leanne ready for school?!?! Maybe I'll just stay awake till then...Meantime, maybe I'll have another piece of pie with a nice cuppa Earl Grey, care to join me?
Good night and good day!