Oct 172012

Monday was a busy day of running around and baking.  I actually bought some fresh fruit to make these

And ya know what?  They turned out pretty good!*  I made 4 of the “traditional triangle” that we’re all familiar with, and 8 of the rectangle that you saw in yesterday’s post (which are sitting in the freezer waiting for this weekend).  All apple, because it was easy (which is obviously the way to go).

Of course I cheated and bought the phyllo dough because… have you ever tried to make that stuff yourself?  It takes like 3 days and you have to have the patience of Mother Theresa and the muscles of Lou Ferrigno to pull it off!

OK, I may be exaggerating a tad, but not by much.  Here’s my fear:  I’m gonna take the time and energy (and flour, butter and other crap) and with my luck I’ll end up with hockey pucks instead of light fluffy turnovers.  Some of my fears may be irrational, but I don’t think I’m too far off the mark on this one.

And if I do decide to be Betty f’n Crocker and make the homemade stuff, you’ll know I’ve finally headed down the road to Crazyville.

At least I won’t be lonely… I’ll have all of you there with me.


*My taste tester loved them.


  7 Responses to “Betty Crocker I Ain’t”

Comments (7)
  1. They look nummers! Can’t wait to try them 🙂

  2. You are so right about the phyllo….used to watch my serbian grandma make it from scratch when i was little…time consuming and fickle, even when the one making it has the knack….much better buying it, which is what she started doing as she got older and the family got bigger! Even the store bought stuff makes wonderful baked goods! You really want to make it rich and puffy, brush butter on each layer of phyllo ( yes, each and every one!) as you assemble, mouth watering results! I think i need to come over and have coffee with you sometime this winter, say, after you bake some of these?!

  3. LOL…I second that! Sandy let me know when Eva is coming over!


  4. They were nummers!

  5. Sounds like a date!

  6. I think you 2 would fight over them 😉

  7. Naa, I will be nice..heck, i could even bring a contribution too and we can all get sugar loaded for the day…there are worse ways to spend the day!

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