Tuesday, September 15, 2009

TWD - flaky apple turnovers


This week’s TWD recipe was chosen by Julie of Someone’s in the Kitchen and is Flaky Apple Turnovers. This is another one of those recipes that I probably wouldn’t have been rushing to make, but I was pleasantly surprised with.

The flakiness of the pastry dough for these turnovers comes from the “folding like an envelope” action when rolling the pastry, and the tenderness is aided by the addition of sour cream (in my case thick natural yoghurt). I just made a half recipe of the pastry, and even then only added about 2/3 of the butter, so my pastry probably wasn’t as flaky as it might have been – it just seemed to be an horrendous amount of butter!! I actually only ended up using enough pastry to make 3 apple turnovers and I froze the rest for another day.



The filling is simply sliced apples, cinnamon, sugar and a little four to thicken. The turnovers were delicious straight from the oven (I don’t think they would taste all that great cold). We had them with mixed berry yoghurt which was a delicious complement. See what the other TWDers thought here.

11 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Mixed berry yogurt sounds like a great accompaniment! They look wonderful as well, nice and brown and fall-like (although that's not really seasonally appropriate for you :P )

Judy said...

Sounds like they turned out great. I loved them, and even my cooked-apple-hating daughter ate two.

Jules Someone said...

So glad this was tried and enjoyed. The full butter recipe was pretty amazing. Thanks for baking with me!

Cakelaw said...

Your turnovers look just perfect. I like the idea of using yoghurt instead of sour cream. In my case I had sour cream to use up from some other project, but if I was making these again, I'd go the yoghurt.

Flourchild said...

Great idea to use yogurt. I think they looks great. I really loved this recipe and so remind me Fall is getting real close!

chocolatechic said...

I guess I'm the only one that thought the amount of butter was perfect...

They were just so good!

Peggy said...

You should read my blog on these. Apparently you had the same thought as me about the butter, but yours turned out good and mine didn't. Yours are beautiful.

lasinthekitchen said...

Your flaky apple turnovers look great! I think it has a lot of flakiness to them too! =)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

they look great! i lik eyour tweaks, too.

TeaLady said...

Those look great. I loved making these. Yours look nice and brown and flaky.

Jeannette said...

the butter did seem a bit ridiculous to me. but i didn't question dorie on this one. but its good to know that i can cut back and still turn out yummy results!