Tuesday, September 15, 2009

TWD: Flaky Apple Turnovers

Despite mistakes, confusion, and a few swear words, this was a very unattractive but tasty choice for this week. Thanks to Julie of Someone's in the Kitchen for picking a challenging and delicious treat!

Things started out rough when the dough wasn't broken down into small enough parts.

My butter was too cold, so it didn't "make friends" as much with the rest of the dough as it should have.

After a trip to the fridge, out came the crumbly dough -- all over the floor.

A little more sour cream and a little more mixing, and back into the fridge the divided dough went.

Out for a roll -- not exactly 9x18. Both of mine looked like small European countries.

Back into the fridge (where one still lives) for more rest, while apples were cut and mixed.

A trip to the oven, took about 23 minutes for them to become the right color and doneness.

Too many apples, too small of dough, too ugly to serve to others. But oh so tasty, flaky and flavorful once cooled.

Since I have another dough in the fridge, I can give this another try. I probably didn't have the dough rolled out thin enough, and I can't imagine how TWO tablespoons full of the apple mixture would EVER fit in the dough round. Like I said, it wasn't pretty, there was some swearing, but gosh these things are good. Definitely a challenge, and one I'll likely try again!


Pamela said...

Look how flaky they are! I know what you mean about the 2 Tbsp of apples. At first, I thought it would be too little and then...it was just too much! I think you did a great job.

Ms. PH said...

Yeah - I had so much leftover filling! I don't know how we were supposed to get all those apples in the turnovers!

Jules Someone said...

I over stuffed mine, so I used all the filling. Your pastry looks so layered and delicious! Thanks for baking with me!

Melissa said...

I have issues with measuring. I once made a coffee cake that called for a 9X13 pan, and I figured my 9X5 was surely the right size. It was not. Overflow ensued.

I had the same problem with this recipe - I know I didn't roll it out thin enough. But like you, I thought the dough was really, really tasty! Also like you, I got it all over the floor. ;)