These turnovers are so easy, you could almost make them with your eyes shut. Yes, that easy! But don't be fooled by the easy nature of the recipe as they deliver big time on taste. And although I say it myself, they wouldn't go astray at the breakfast table.
I don't often make a recipe and then in the same day post it here on the blog. I mean, who has time for that? Well, today I just happened to have the time. Or rather, I found the time. For example, it's quarter past seven now and I am thinking I could go and watch Two and a Half Men on TV, as this is it's time slot. And I love that show, so be it they are all reruns from I don't know how many years ago. Just a heads up, I would watch Three's Company if that still came on TV. So, I don't mind watching the old stuff. Anyway, I am not wasting away my evening by chilling out in front of that new fangled tv thingy. Don't worry, that will come later this evening...ha!
As I was saying, how do we manage to find the time for things we want to do? You know when the days are long and busy and there is just no time to do the stuff we probably should be doing or what really matters. I don't mean the dishes either. I mean, real things, like taking time for yourself. Yea, who would have ever thought that matters? Apparently, it does. Somewhere today I saw one of those inspirational quotes and it kind of got to me. And just like me, I have already forgotten the quote. But I haven't forgotten the sentiment. The sentiment being, making the time for what really matters. Whatever that is to you, me or the girl next door.
This morning when my husband was leaving for work, he asked what I was up to today. I said I was having a "me" day. He kind of laughed as he walked out the door possibly thinking that everyday is a "me" day. Nah, he doesn't really think that. Does he? Anyway, I declared that statement before I saw the little quote in cyber land. You see, as a stay at home kind of person, I can easily imagine how some people see us has having all the free time in the world to do as we please. Coffee at noon and cocktails at four. Not quite.
Most days I slide into bed by 10 pm exhausted and with nothing to show for my day. Nothing to show for my real exhaustion. Then the alarm goes at 6:30 am and it's all on repeat.
So today I declared that I would do one thing every single day just for me. Okay, it might be a coffee in a quite space or even a cocktail. But it will be just for me.
All coffee, cocktails and me time aside, I made these little turnovers today. They already featured on the blog a few years ago, but I thought they could do with a little refresher. Every now and again, I redo some photos when I have the the time or remember. Today these little turnovers got a wee bit of a makeover.
Okay, so these little turnovers are the easiest thing to make. If you have kids around you house, they can probably make them for you. Well, if they are the helpful kind of kids! But seriously, there is nothing magic about these, just a basic easy recipe.
You will see in the recipe below that I used frozen puff pastry. This kind makes life really easy. If you want to be adventurous, you could make your own. Today, I wasn't feeling adventurous. And I am totally fine with that.
One little thing I would like to point out is that it's a good idea to get the filling to cool before filling the pastry. If the pastry gets hot from the filling it is more difficult to handle and could have a tendency to tear. So, just watch out for that aspect. Apart from that, it really is all straightforward as explained in the recipe below.
Okay, folks that's about it for today. I'm off for a little me time now, also know as TV watching.
Easy Apple and Cinnamon Turnovers
Makes / Prep time: 10 minutes / Cook time: 30 minutes
1 Sheet of puff pastry
4 Apples, peeled, cored and diced small
2 Tablespoons of butter
2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
1 Teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 Cup/60 ml of water
1-2 Tablespoons of white sugar, for sprinkling
1 Egg, for brushing the pastry
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and grease a large baking tray. Cut the pastry into 8 squares and arrange them on your baking tray.
In a large skillet set over medium to high heat, add the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir until it starts to bubble and toss in the apples. Stir to coat all the apples and add the water. Reduce heat to low-medium, cover and leave to cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Apples should be soft and a nice golden brown colour. Remove from heat. Place a tablespoon of the apple mixture in the centre of each pastry square. Fold each pastry square over into a triangle and use your fingers to press the sides together. Brush the pastry with the egg, make slits in the top of the pastry and sprinkle with a little bit of sugar. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until puffed and golden. Delicious straight out of the oven.
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