Monday, September 03, 2012

summer fruit pastries

With fresh summer fruit available right now and comfortable, cooler weather to enjoy, I finally put into action a baking plan for peaches and blueberries. Earlier in the summer, my dear friend Vanessa, surprised me with a cookbook from Mennonite Girls Can Cook because she saw them listed on my blog list. It is a wonderful cookbook with words from each of the ladies about their families and their Christian life.  I do highly recommend it.
This past week, using their pie pastry recipe, I made a yummy peach wrap which I ate for dessert and breakfast... more than once. I did share some with our neighbors too, so clearly I'm not that terrible of a glutton.  Oh dear.

 Yesterday afternoon, I made a blueberry one which also came out very yummy. They are very easy to make; let me illustrate by way of example.
 I made the blueberry one, with not only my two girls, but also with my one year niece playing in the kitchen with the play kitchen stuff dumped and spread out all over the floor while I chatted with my sister-in-law. I also was in the process of cooking our dinner.
Yes, there was some serious multi-tasking going on and yes, I had to re-measure the flour because I caught myself making a mistake.  But it all came together and following our dinner and an episode of Drive-Thru History, Holy Land, we each enjoyed a small slice with French Vanilla ice cream and hot mugs of tea.

Click on the link below for both the pie pastry recipe and fruit filling suggestions.  My altered version  for making the wraps was to use half the pie pastry rolled out and placed on my baking stone(or baking sheet) and add the fruit mixed with the flour and sugar.  Then I went around the pile of fruit in the middle, folding the pastry over gently and finished with a sprinkling of sugar.  Very, very simple.  I baked it 425 F for about 30-32 minutes until it was golden and flaky.  Delicious!

 Mennonite Girls Can Cook

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:18 PM

    My sister is obsessed with Mennonite culture and she has, on occasion loaned it to me when I needed especially homey and comforting food in large quantities: think Braden Family reunion.... I have enjoyed it very much and I am so glad I am not the only one who loves the simplicity of 3 ingredient salad dressings and any and all things that involve farmer's sausage and butter... butter soup? I Love it....



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