Monday, 16 December 2013

Yummy Apple Turnovers

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

This recipe is for my Yummy Apple Turnovers. I made them a few weeks ago during the height of autumn, but to be honest, these would taste great at any time of the year. Now, mine don't look perfect, and I'll explain why as we go along, but the taste was amazing! That is what home baking and cooking is all about - the end product doesn't have to look professional or fancy - as long as the taste is there, that's all that matters!

These turnovers would be a great dessert or as a special breakfast!


A Simple List of Ingredients:

1. Puff Pastry

2. Apples
3. Light Brown Sugar
4. White Sugar
5. Ground Cinnamon
6. Lemon Juice
7. Currants
8. Orange Zest
9. Butter
10. An Egg
11. Water


Bismillah, let's begin!



Take 640 grams of frozen puff pastry, and defrost, according to packet instructions.




Next, take seven apples. You can use any variety you like.




Peel, core and dice the apples, and place into a large mixing bowl.




Add four tablespoons light brown sugar.




Two tablespoons white sugar




Three teaspoons ground cinnamon




Two tablespoons lemon juice




Six tablespoons Currants





And, the zest of one orange.




Mix well, and then taste. Sometimes the apples can be sweeter or more sour - so taste and adjust accordingly.




Next, roll out the pastry block.




Cut into squares measuring approximately 4 inch by 4 inch. Use a pizza cutter for this, if you have one - it's easier!




To make one turnover, take one square of pastry.




Roll it to make it a bit bigger.




Place one tablespoon of the apple mixture in the middle. Now, here is where I made a mistake - I brushed the sides with egg wash, which in my opinion, I didn't need to. And, I also put in too much apple mixture, and some of them burst while in the oven. So, don't put too much in - the mixture will soften and spread along with its moisture!




Place a small cube of butter on to the apples.



And, turn over the pastry to form a triangle - hence the name Apple Turnover!





Use a fork which has been dipped in flour to seal the edges.




Continue making the turnovers until you have a full tray - which should be greased and lined, by the way.




Mix one egg with one teaspoon of water, and brush this all over the pastries.




Sprinkle on some light brown sugar.




Then, bake in a preheated oven at Gas Mark 6 for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and puffed up. Allow to cool completely before serving, or have them warm!




Serve the turnovers on their own, or with ice cream or with vanilla whipped cream!

Wasalaam!



Apple Turnovers
Adapted from Entertaining with Beth
Ingredients

·     680 grams Frozen Puff Pastry, defrosted
·     7 Apples
·     4 tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
·     2 tablespoons White Sugar
·     3 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
·     2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
·     6 tablespoons Currants
·     Zest of 1 Orange
·     Few cubes of Butter
·     Light Brown Sugar
·     1 Egg mixed with 1 teaspoon Water, whisked

Method

1. Defrost the puff pastry, if frozen.

2. Peel, core and dice the apples, and place into a large bowl. Add the brown sugar, white sugar, ground cinnamon, lemon juice, currants and orange zest. Mix well until combined.

3. Roll out the pastry. Cut into squares measuring 4 inch by 4 inch. Take one square and roll out to make it a bit bigger. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the apple mixture in the middle, and top with a small cube of butter.

4. Fold the pastry over to make a triangle. Seal the edges with a fork dipped in flour so that it doesn’t stick.

5. Brush with the egg and water mixture, and sprinkle on the light brown sugar.

6. Place onto a lined and greased baking tray, and bake at Gas Mark 6 for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and puffed up.

7. Serve with vanilla whipped cream or ice cream, and dust with icing sugar.

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