Tuesday, January 06, 2009
With a bulk box of puff pastry I had lots of material for experiments, and tried a few different treats using apple. My favourite ended up being the simplest - pieces of apple with a sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon, wrapped in the pastry and baked. These are an ideal project for kids.
Take two squares of puff pastry, about 15 cm square, cut into quarters, and roll thin. Peel, core, and quarter two apples. On each square of puff pastry place one apple piece and add 1/2 tsp sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon. Wrap each apple piece in pastry square and place on baking sheet, seam side down. Poke a hole in the top of each dumpling and bake for 10 minutes at 200 degrees C, then ten more minutes at 175 degrees C. Watch carefully so that they don't get too brown. Each person you are serving will want at least two.