Tuesday, September 15, 2009

TWD - Flaky Peach Turnovers

First, let me apologize for the picture quality this week; it rained all day, except for 10 minutes after these were in my belly. Then, there wasn't a cloud in the sky, naturally. Welcome to the Maritimes, folks! I don't have the knowledge of light boxes and so forth, so this is what you get.

The pictures might not be the prettiest, but this week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe tasted much better than it (well, mine) looked! Chosen by Julie of Someone's in the Kitchen, it originally called for apples, but I subbed peaches instead (I hate baked apples). They were really easy to make, for the most part; I think the hardest part most people had was making the dough, which can be pretty crumbly. The hardest part I had was forming the little turnovers, mainly because I am inept at making pies. Oh Mother, how ashamed you must be!

Anyway, here's some things I learned:

1) All the butter makes the dough hard to roll out, especially when it's fresh out of the fridge! Work those biceps, baby, but make sure you roll it out thin enough. I didn't, and mine ended up being a little doughy as a result.

2) The dough is very soft when it warms up, so form those turnovers quickly! Some of mine look pretty rustic. You see, "rustic" is the word food bloggers use for "raggedy-ass". Regardless, they still taste good.

3) I'd put more filling in next time; mine were a little thin.

All in all, it's an easy recipe to make, especially if you're proficient at pie making. Not sure if I'll make them again, but I'm definitely glad I tried it.


  1. Melissa,

    I live in the South, so peaches it is for me, too! I like the words you use.. hot mess and rustic, LOL! Well, as rustic as they look, referring to my turnovers, they are so darn good, yeah?

    Rained all day in Atlanta, today.. so I can totally relate to your sitch!

    Keep baking!

  2. They still look yummy. HA! Rustic=Raggedy ass. Love it.

  3. That looks amazing. The peach sounds so good! Thanks for baking with me this week!

  4. I'm loving the raggedy ass comment! I think they look really flaky, so you did good! And the picture looks pretty good, too.

  5. I don't suppose I could induce you to send me some of those here in England? Yumm!


  6. Looks like you're new-er to TWD--welcome and thanks for stopping by my blog. Ooh, peach! Hadn't thought of that one. The fillings are limitless on this one! Great job.

  7. I loved these- yours look great!

  8. Heehee, raggedy-ass. Love that.

    I ended up pounding on the dough with my rolling pin a few times to soften it before rolling.

  9. They look delicious. I forgot to turn a second time so mine were not so flaky. But still tasty.

    Yours look perfect.

  10. TWD is a fun group, that's for sure. And Ali, believe me, if I could send them to you I would. If I ever visit England again I'll post some from there. ;)

  11. You know the first recipe I forgot to "fold like an letter" oh well. But yes these are so delicious! I like peaches as well. In my freezer, I stored some with a raspberry, blueberry, peach combo. Yumm doesn't that sound delicious. Woo hoo Great job!