Our residents love to cook, especially sweet baked goods, so this week Whitgift House residents made apple turnovers.
The concept of fruit-filled pastry and portable pies is thousands of years old. While the Egyptians were the first great bread bakers, the Greeks upped the game to cakes and sweet doughs.
A printed recipe for “Apple Pasties to Fry” appears in England in 1753 and by 1874 a cookery book called these wonderfully tasty baked goods, turnovers.
Now in 2021, Whitgift House is proud to publish it's very own super quick and easy apple turnover recipe.
Pre-made puff pastry
Milk / egg for grazing
- Cut pastry into square
- Spoon the apple sauce in the centre of the pastry
- Place the 3 or 4 roughly cut peeled and sliced pieces of apple on top of the apple sauce
- Fold-in the corners of the pastry, so all four corners meet at the top, covering the apples.
- Glaze with either milk or egg-wash
- Sprinkle the top of the turnover with caster sugar
- Bake in the middle of the oven on gas mark 5 for 15/20 mins until golden brown
- Let them cool or eat them hot with ice cream or cream!