Tuesday, September 15, 2009

TWD--Flaky Apple Turnovers--Flaky, But Not Really Apple

This week's Dorie Greenspan's, Baking From My Home to Yours recipe was chosen by Julie at Someone's in the Kitchen.  She chose Flaky Apple Turnovers on pages 316-317.  I did not make apple turnovers.  Although I do love apple pie.  I just didn't think the kids would eat the apple, so I made cherry turnovers AND, and--get this---BANANA chocolate chip turnovers.  That's what I'm talkin' about.

I'm not very thrilled with the way my pictures turned out, but the turnovers are quite tasty!  (I think the egg wash LOOKS like egg on the turnovers.  Maybe it's just me.  I mean, I realize it IS egg, but it looks kind of funny.  And looking at the actual turnovers themselves, it doesn't look that noticeable.  Anyway, thanks for the fun pick, Julie.  Feel free to check out the Tuesday's With Dorie blog to see all the other "apple" turnovers out there this week.

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I halved the recipe. (Used light sour cream)  Chilled the dough in the freezer (I was in a hurry), for about 30 minutes.  Let it sit out on the counter for 10 minutes or so.  Rolled it out, folded it in thirds and put it in the fridge for a good hour.  That's all the time I had.  I had no problem rolling out the dough (on a floured surface).  I made about 8 banana turnovers.  No measurements.  I just chopped up a banana, threw in some mini chocolate chips and some brown sugar.  Spooned a small amount into my 3  5/8 inch round cut dough circles.  Then I made 8-10 cherry turnovers.  I used canned cherry pie filling.  The boys like it.  So does Kevin.  Then I still had leftover dough, so after chilling it again, I made a rustic streusel topped cherry galette.   Sprinkled everything with turbinado sugar. 

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I knew the cherry filling would ooze.  Oh well.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Turnovers

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I didn't even measure for the topping.  A little flour, sugar and some butta.

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Has to have a little of this---

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Ahhh, much better.

And as a sweet ending, Sam was playing with blocks today (Monday) and said to me, "Take a picture, Mom."  Could he BE any cuter?  Didn't think so!

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Such a sweet, angelic face on such a little stinker! ;)

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Love you, Sam-o!

45 comments:

vibi said...

Mmmm those look very inviting, especially the cherry ones! But I have to admit, chocolate banana is totaly ingenious. Very nice!

Kayte said...

Very very cute picture of Sam. I don't know how you are ever going to tell that face "no" on anything...LOL. Your cherry turnovers are to die for...love the photos, love the ooze, and love the idea of fruit in there...every single photo and idea is so great...my guys would go for the banana chocolate chip ones, too! Great job.

Flourchild said...

Excellent! You did cherries!! My husband would have fallen in love. He liked the apple ones but cherries would have thrilled him! I love all your pictures, you always take such tasty looking ones that make me soooo hungry! I agree with you this was a FUN recipe!

Eliana said...

Love the ice cream topping - looks super delish.

Clivia said...

Is that a galette? Awesome. I'd love to taste banana chocolate turnovers. I cheated and just used a milk wash instead of wasting an egg. It doesn't have that eggy look.

Elyse said...

This is the breakfast I wish I had had this morning. Deelish! And I love all those fillings. Hmmm, maybe I need a second breakfast...

Lisa Ernst said...

These look tasty and I especially like the chocolate banana idea. They actually look a lot like Southern fried pies. As a kid I loved chocolate fried pies. Haven't eaten them since, but the fruit filled pies are still a favorite in some areas of the south. Still waiting for Paula Deen to make them.....

noble pig said...

These turned out well but that little smiley face made my day.

Megan said...

Boy oh boy - someone sure has grown up quite a bit in the last few weeks! His face is totally changing. GAAHHH! No more baby!

And yes, when you and I are involved in something, chocolate is sure to be included as well.

It's a difficult burden to bear, but if we must, we must.

chocolatechic said...

Banana chocolate chip sounds delicious.

bakingwiththeboys said...

That boy is one big cutie pie.
Love the banana chocolate chip combo. Heaven!

jillbert said...

I never would have thought of banana chocolate chip, but it sounds so good! I love canned cherry pie filing too.

Kim said...

Yummy. Cherry and banana chocolate-chip. You always come up with the best flavor combos. I think they both look great and love the galette.

Engineer Baker said...

Banana chocolate chip? Oh yes, I'm SO there. And cherries sound delicious too! Choices, choices...

Anne Marie said...

Those cherry turnovers look amazing. What a cute little guy that Sam is!

burpandslurp said...

banana chocolate chip? Holy bananas! You rock! That is really crazy ingenuis, yet makes me go, "DUH! OF COURSE!"

Emily said...

He is freaking cute! He smiles and poses perfectly for pictures.

Everything looks good. The gallete reminds me of those pizzas with cherry pie filling on them. Mmmm.

Peabody said...

That banana chocolate chip ones are a very cool idea....yum!

Melissa said...

Oh god, I never would have thought to use banana chocolate chip! I bet that would be good with a smear of peanut butter, too! Now I'm hungry again. ;)

lasinthekitchen said...

Holy cow, those cherry turnovers look terrific! I'm not a cherry pie fan but I think you converted me! Bananas and chocolate sounds just perfect to me! What creative ideas, especially the cherry galette with the leftover dough!

spike. said...

I'll take one of each please

Maria said...

I need to try these! I love fruit desserts!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've been following the trail of turnovers and popped in to say hello! The cherry ones would be delightful for Christmas!

Jennifer said...

Those look SO good! ESPECIALLY the chocolate banana!!! Great idea! yum!

lisaiscooking said...

The oozing cherry filling looks incredible!

Leslie said...

How cute is he? I mean really, how do you stop yourself from taking nonstop photos of that little guy? I haven't made the apple turnovers yet but may, if I ever finish the chocolate cake I made a few days ago!

Jules Someone said...

The chocolate banana looks so interesting! Mine got a bit oozy as well. Adds to the charm. Thanks for baking with me!

Jaime said...

wow banana choc chip - i bet i would love those ( i love banana choc chip pancakes! )

the turnovers look great, that's how the egg wash is supposed to turn out! :)

Jacque said...

Mmm, I would happily take any one of those treats.

They all look fantastic. I'll have to try the cherry.. mmmm!

AmyRuth said...

Your little ones are going to have so much fun looking back on your blog one day and seeing themselves. I think your turnovers sound really good. I like what you did with them.
AmyRuth

Liz said...

YUM! Your flavors sound awesome...the thought of banana chocolate chip turnovers make me want to make these all over again.

Flourchild said...

Thanks for the other resourse in finding the cinnamon chips. They are really a sought after item. Maybe we could figure out how to make are own and sell them!

Flourchild said...

I also saw the web site Kingarthurflour as cinnamon chips!

pinkstripes said...

Your turnovers look awesome!

Valerie said...

All of those looks so good. Great pics! I've never thought of putting banana and chocolate chips in turnovers. That sounds great. Your son is such a cutie too!

Mini Baker said...

oh yummm! the banana chocolate is such a brilliant idea! Love your blog too, I'll be checking back often, feel free to check out mine too!
-Mini Baker :)

AmyRuth said...

You know Katrina, regarding that giant zucc sitting on your counter. I really think these are moist and tasty little "muffins." If you like the spicy flavors of cinnamon, nutmet and cloves. They are familiar. I liked them w/ choc chips too. I have some leftover buttercream flavored with lemon zest and juice in the freezer and I put that on top of the doz w/ choc chips. Pretty good stuff. The muffins have lemon zest in them to just brighten the flavors a little. You probably already know that sorry. Thanks for stopping by.
AmyRuth

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Trust you to incorporate chocolate into this too! They all look so good and cute!!

Bunny said...

The turn overs and the galette are making me crazy hungry girl, they look fantastic! And the banana and chocolate chip turnovers...WOW!!

Jess said...

Those look awesome! Cherry would have been my pick too, if I'd had any around. Nice job!

Pamela said...

Holy Cow!! Sam looks SO GROWN UP in these pictures! How is that happening?? Anyway, the cherry turnovers remind me of those really good and terribly deadly ones from Hostess...YUM! Nice job.

Risa said...

Wow! I am so glad you tried different flavor combos. I am not a huge cherry person, but for some reason I am dying for one of those turn overs!

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Oh my, those look yummy! I've never heard of banana chocolate turnovers. What a delicious idea!

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Oh my, those look yummy! I've never heard of banana chocolate turnovers. What a delicious idea!

Barbara Bakes said...

Your turnovers look perfect - flaky and delicious! Sam is adorable!