Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Flaky Apple Turnovers

Sorry I was a bad TWD blogger last week. I actually made the chocolate souffle but managed not to get pictures. I made individual souffles for a group I had over for dinner. It was not a smart idea to make souffles for the first time while making dinner. Needless to say the souffles did not come out as nicely as I had hoped. My mind failed me and I forgot that mini-souffles didn't need as much time in the oven as one big one. By the time I realized this my mini-souffles had some burned bits on top, but they were still edible - barely. Next time I'll try this while not cooking dinner for six people. Thanks to Susan of She's Becoming DoughMessTic for that selection!

On to this week's selection, Flaky Apple Turnovers, chosen by Julie of Someone's in the Kitchen. Was I the only one thinking about Pepperidge Farm turnovers when I first heard the selection? I think those are the only turnovers I have ever had! The dough is a sour cream based dough (with 3 sticks of butter!), lightly sweetened with a simple filling of apples, sugar, cinnamon and flour. My problem was the dough, it was really hard to put together and roll out, even after refrigeration. I believe part of the problem is my lousy kitchen counter and it's bumpy tiles. I really need a nice smooth place to roll out my dough. In the end I made a massive mess in the kitchen but the turnovers got made. The shape was more like a lumpy roll than a turnover though, my dough didn't want to stay together so I had to wrap the dough around the filling. These were really good, I sent them with Doug for his game night last week and he brought me home an empty plate so I'm assuming they were a hit with the guys. Thanks again Jules for selection, it was very 'fall'!
p.s. This is my 200th post, hopefully my blogging has improved since the first post!

10 comments:

chocolatechic said...

I love your apple lumps.

Very homey.

Engineer Baker said...

Rustic. Remember, the best description is rustic. Although I like homey as well :) And if they're all eaten, that's a pretty good sign! Sorry the souffles were a bit of a problem though. Next time, right?

Stacey Meredith said...

Your garden and your baking are looking so delicious I can almost taste them from here!

Hope you are well!

spike. said...

200 posts! congrats. Sounds like they were well received!

pinkstripes said...

YOur turnovers look yummy. I'm glad you liked them!

TeaLady said...

They look just fine to me. As long as they were delicious, nothing else matters.

Melanye K. said...

yummmmmmy!!

Jules Someone said...

Those are just yummy looking. Rustic is definitely good. Thanks for baking with me this week!

lasinthekitchen said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! That seems like a lot to me.
Your flaky apple turnovers look so cute! I like the different shapes! =) I had trouble with the dough too, it got soo soft really quickly.

Jeannette said...

i'm glad they at least tasted good :)