These little meat and rice filled pastries are absolutely perfect during the holiday season because you can use them as a snack before the big meal is ready if someone comes hungry, you can use them in a brunch table, as an evening meal by making them a bit bigger in size, or a lunch pie with a fresh salad on the side. In bite-size, these make a great potluck item as they can be served hot or 'cold' (meaning at the room temperature). And on New Year's Eve, these just the thing you might want while waiting on the fireworks.
SAVORY MEAT TURNOVERS
How are y'all holding up? I hope you are being merciful to yourself and not stressing about the festivities ahead. Christmas will come, it will be lovely, even if everything is not perfectly as you planned it.
This post is to my friend - you know who you are - who said it is so lovely to watch the pictures of everyone else's Christmas baking, but you don't have a clue or the patience when it comes to baking. Here, you really don't need exact measurements, you don't need fancy equipment or special skills yet you still can serve a delicious, warm apple dessert to your loved ones and serve it with a smile, and maybe some ice cream on the side, because you know you did it, and everyone is going to love it.
For a one regular size pie form, you need
- six apples, peeled and sliced thin. No need to go paper thin, or even in uniform sizes, just the way you are comfortable with.
- half a box of white cake mix, yellow if you have that handy
- 3/4 cups of brown sugar
- 1/2 cups of melted butter.
Set the apples into the pie pan
Evenly distribute the cake mix over the apples
On top of the cake mix, evenly distribute the brown sugar
Drizzle the melted butter over the filled pie dish
Set in the oven (350F / 175C) for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm with ice cream/whipped cream/vanilla sauce
That's it. It really is simple but so delightful. I have a couple other easy solutions coming your way that I will be posting during the next few days. I will post them separately to help you to find them in the search bar when needed.
Till next time
I wanted to share with you a quick and easy cookie recipe for the midweek madness of holiday preparations.
Even though these cookies are made with butter, there is a delightful lightness to them. They remind me of snowballs, and if you make them small enough they are the perfect one bite delight!
You can either dress them with nuts like I did with the pecans, or you can make tiny balls and then roll them powdered sugar, or you can make fork pattern on them as serve as is or you can drizzle melted chocolate on them... A great recipe for many for cookies that you can dress the way you please or make one big batch of dough and then a variety of cookies out of it.
These cookies have a great shelf life, if you manage not to eat them, and they actually get even better with time, so perfect to make a big batch and then enjoy as the mood strikes.
I hope you enjoy this one, there are lots of recipes for holiday baking here at the website, just type 'baking' into the search bar, or cookies, or cakes, or fudge, and click away.
Till next time
Thanks for all the lovely feedback with the scones pictures I posted on Instagram, you guys are awesome! As requested, here is a recipe for the whole wheat scones with seeds.
I love to make them instead of rolls because if the time save you have, not having to wait for the dough to rise.
Scones usually have a bit high sugar content but in this recipe, it is cut to half with what I have seen around out there. This recipe is something I have used for a long time, but it is not mine, I have just tweaked it to fit my own taste. No, it does not have raisins in it, but of course, you can add what your taste buds desire.
I know many traditional recipes say to fold the dough when making individual scones. I just make two big rolls and cut them into four, not all the way, but about 3/4 ways down.
So here is a whole wheat scones recipe for you, hope you enjoy it!
WHOLE WHEAT SCONES