Friday, 30 September 2011

A Simple Joy...Boxed Puff Pastry!

The neighbours are away but I popped over to take a peek at a house detail...because I am always trying to decide how I want things finished in my house. Well I couldn't help but notice that there were some apple turnover looking things under the dome of their cake stand. *ahem* Suffice to say there is now one less than there was when I enter the house. Don't judge me, you know you would have done the same thing! ;) Who can resist apple turnovers, especially when me when I've been too lazy to make my own pastry lately. I know it isn't hard but the thought of it is and I really don't have a very ideal "rolling out" surface in my itty bitty kitchen. And besides, the turnovers would be stale by the time the neighbours get home anyway. Maybe I should go save the rest from such a fate...

Ok ok, relax, I didn't. Instead of being a regular thief I remembered I had some storebought puff pastry somewhere in the depths of my freezer. So I decided to take the "easy" route, instead of making my own fresh pastry I dug out the ancient package that had at one point been partially thawed and then thrown back in to meet a different fate at a different time (I refroze it! *gasp*), to make my own turnovers. (Following me still?)

When it was thawed enough I chopped apples in a bowl and threw in some sugar (brown and white because I couldn't decide which) cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger (I use whatever I feel like throwing in at the time) and stirred in all together. I rolled out the thawed pastry and cut it into appropriate sized squares. I added some filling, sealed them up, brushed the tops with cream and sprinkled with sugar. Add bake...

Don't tell me if you found these abandoned at my house you wouldn't help yourself to at least one. I hope you would! Easy Peezy but oh so GOOD!

Now I'd better get back to the rest of my day...which has been made a little brighter by a simple blessing like apple turnovers! Mmmm! :)



  1. They look soooo yummy! I would have 1 or maybe 2 :-)

  2. So lovely to hear from you, Aimee! (And those look delicious.)

  3. Delish!! And they look pretty too! =)