TWD #85: Time to “turnover” a new leaf
Oh man! That (title) was cheesy. Even for me. And I like cheese. But cut me some slack. It’s hard work being this cheesy every week. You try it. Then you’ll appreciate me. HA HA!
This week my baking group, Tuesdays With Dorie and our hostess, Julie of Someone’s in the Kitchen, had fun with flour and butter (ALOT OF BUTTER) to bring you some apple turnovers. (You can find the complete recipe on Julie’s blog.)
I knew this was gonna be a good one esp if it’s anything like the Apple Tartlets or Apple Pie-Cake of past. Those are in my husband’s top 5 list. I think he has a thing for apples or maybe it’s the dough with ginormous amounts of butter. Either way them’s some tasty apples.
What I learned this week:
I need a pastry cutter or a bigger food processor. Oh what the heck! I NEED both. Are you reading Santa?
Flaky Apple (and Raspberry) Turnovers
Recipe from Baking: From My Home To Yours, Dorie Greenspan
Since I don’t have a pastry cutter and giving me 2 knives when my left hand is useless (I could foresee bandaids with that method), I got the “brilliant” idea to dump everything in my food processor. But the quotation marks should tell you that something happened right?
Long story short. I reached maximum capacity in my 12 cup food processor and upon pulsing I got a lovely taste of splattered dough all over my shirt and face. Also my blade got stuck in the dough. Good times. Thankfully it balled up nicely after I took the blade out.
The dough balls aren’t very equal. I think the dough ball on the right has dough envy.
Dorie suggested a 4-1/2″ cookie cutter but my biggest one was 3-5/8″ so I improvised with my mini tart pan instead. I love the scalloped edges. Don’t you?
The smell of cinnamon and sugar always reminds me of Thanksgiving. Don’t ask me why. Just does.
When I read Dorie’s playing around section about raspberries I knew I had to add some raspberries with the granny smith apples. The color contrast is so purdy (and tasty!) IMO.
Husband rating: A/A+
He loves these turnovers and I was kinda surprised that he liked the apple-raspberry ones more than the plain apple. He’s not a raspberry person. Go figure!
Wifey rating: A
These weren’t very sweet but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The dough was melt in your mouth buttery and I love the apples and raspberries together. Definitely will make these again with some ice cream on the side next time!
Other rating: A/A+
I made these to share with some friends on Sunday night and they all love them. My friend even called dibs on the leftovers. Another winner from Dorie!