Markets and Turnovers
I just love summer!
There are so many fruits and vegetables that are fresh in season which make them that much more delicious!
It was 30' Celsius outside today which meant that it was not a good day to stay indoors.
So my mom and I took a visit to one of my favourite farmer's market.
We bought lots of fresh fruits and vegetables like blueberries, peaches, green beans, zucchini, tomatoes and of course...apple fritters! :D
I also got a pair of Birkenstock shoes :)
This market is great! They pretty much have everything from fresh fruit and veg to fritters and cannoli. They also have textiles and so much more!
I was in heaven!
Overall, it was a great day! And to finish off this great mood, I leave you with a recipe I created over the weekend!
Strawberry & Peach Turnovers
Makes 6 Turnovers
1 Sheet of Puff Pastry (I used Presidents choice, also feel free to use two sheets to double to servings or serving size)
2 Ripe Peaches
2 Tbsp Sugar + *More for sprinkling at the end*
1 Tbsp Corn Starch
1. Take the Puff Pastry sheet out of box/container and let thaw on the counter for about an hour.
2. While letting the puff pastry thaw, begin creating the filling by slicing the peaches and strawberries into bite sized pieces.
3. In a small pot on medium heat, add the fruit and the sugar and gradually stir until the juices from the fruit start to form (about 5 min).
4. To thicken the mixture add 1 Tbsp of cornstarch and stir.
5. Take pot off the burner and pour into a glass bowl to place in the fridge to thicken up. It should thicken up by the time the puff pastry is thawed.
6. Preheat over to 350' F
7. Unroll your puff pastry sheet either on a lightly floured surface or on parchment or wax paper to prevent sticking.
8. Using a rolling pin that has been lightly floured, roll out the dough to make it a bit thinner. However this is not necessary and most puff pastry sheets are thin enough. (May omit this step)
9. Cut the sheet into 6 equal squares with a pizza cutter or knife. (mine were rectangles :P )
10. *Sprinkle about half a teaspoon of sugar onto the center of each square.*
11. Using 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon, scoop the fruit mixture into the center of each square. To avoid a messy disaster when folding these babies up, try to avoid transferring too much of the fruit juices to the centre of the pastry.
13. Wet the edges of each pastry with water for dough to stick.
14. Carefully lift one corner of the pasty to meet with the adjacent side and then fold over any excess pastry.
15. *Poke two holes with a knife on top and sprinkle with sugar*
16. On a greased baking pan carefully lay out the turnovers (6 small ones will fit on one pan) and place in the oven for 15-25 minutes depending on your oven.
17. Turnovers will be done when edges are golden brown and puffed up.
These are actually so delicious! Especially with the fresh fruit. You can always use canned pie filling to speed up the process but it never tastes as good as this!
This recipe is adapted from my job. I work in a bakery part time and I tend to pick up some skills ;)
This was a test run, but I can definitely say that they came out pretty well.
TIP: I will add however to NOT overfill your turnovers because you will not be able to fold them. I did add a bit too much in some but if you don't care about how they look then don't listen to this tip :P
You can try them out a few time since this recipe only makes 6 small turnovers.
Feel free to alter this recipe as you wish.
Clearly some come out better than others!
Hope You Enjoy!!
P.S. I have not gotten any comments on this blog yet :'( So please feel free to comment and let me know what you think! :)