Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Rosie Makes Apple And Cinnamon Filled Pastries.

I'm in the mood for something sweet.
And these apple and cinnamon filled pastries hit the spot.

 Apple Cinnamon Filled Pastries

1 package yeast
1 tsp sugar
4 oz. warm water
6 TB sugar
1/4 cup Crisco
1 egg, beaten
 4 oz. warm evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
1 cup apple filling
1 tsp cinnamon

Apple Filling
4 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 TB lemon juice
1 TB water

Cook over low heat until you have applesauce.

2 cups powdered sugar
3 TB cream or milk
1 tsp vanilla

For the dough:
Sprinkle yeast and the teaspoon of sugar over warm water.  Mix to stir and let proof.
In a processor, cream sugar and shortening.  Add egg, vanilla, evaporated milk, and yeast mixture.
Switch to dough hook and add the flour, salt, and nutmeg.  Knead about 7 minutes.
Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled.

Turn out onto lightly floured surface and roll into a sheet about 1/2 inch thick.
Spread apple filling evenly over top.  Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Slice dough into 16 equal squares.  Mold into balls, tucking in the bottoms to seal in the filling.
Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet.  Cover and let rise until doubled.

Heat vegetable shortening, not oil, to 375°.  Carefully place 2-3 balls into hot oil.  Do not crowd the pain. Cook about 1 - 1 1/2 minutes, or until golden, then turn over and cook a minute more, until golden brown. Place on rack to drain.  Drizzle with icing.

Dough has risen.

Drop onto lightly floured surface.

Roll out 1/2 thick.
Evenly spread apple and sprinkle cinnamon over top.

Cut into 16 squares.

Tuck and pinch bottoms to seal.

Let rise, covered.

I had a small pan, so I'm doing only one at a time.

And drizzle.

My house smells like a bakery.


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