Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Baker's Report: Cherry Hand-Pies

This past weekend I got to play with a new ingredient, organic non-hydrogenated shortening.   Normally, I find pie crust made with shortening, vile.  Hate the taste, texture, just not a fan.  That being said, I had $2 coupon for the organic non-hydrogenated kind, so I gave it a go.

Glad I did, because it worked great.

I'd offer you one, but they're gone.  Frankenberry didn't even get one.  But don't feel too bad for him because he got his very own homemade apple pie, with lattice-topped crust.

And that my little Blueberries, wraps up another Baker's Report.  Up next, non-hydrogenated frosting.

Thanks for reading and boogie boogie.


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    1. Thanks, Alex. Hope you had a great day.

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  2. Not fair, I have processed yum for lunch LOL

    Ian

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    1. Processed yum. I don't think I've ever seen those two words, side by side like that.

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  3. I'm never sure what shortening actually is, is it something like margarine?

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    1. Sort of, technically it is any fat that is solid at room temperature. But in the states recipes call for vegetable shortening and it has no flavor.

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    2. here we have so called spread margarine (used for eating on bread, they have flavour) and table margarines (used for baking and usually have no or very mild taste of butter). I'm guessing shortening is then more close to table margarine.

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    3. Dezzy: The shortening is all fat, so it helps prevent the gluten strands from fully forming. Sorta shortens the gluten strands, if you will.

      Shortening is not supposed to have a taste, but I can taste it and it's vile. To me, it is.

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    4. Miss Holly: I know, they say no flavour but by gosh, I can still taste it. Vile crappy stuff, on the whole. I much rather use either an all sweet (unsalted) butter crust, or more recently, a refined coconut oil crust.

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  4. the pies look good

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  5. "Hand-pies"? I'd like one in each hand, please! In Canada, we call these "turnovers."

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    1. We call them turnovers here as well. Hand-pies, turnovers and then I have a friend who makes empanadas.

      Hand-Pie, Turnovers, or Emanadas ... it's all good eats. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. They sure do look good.

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  7. I love hand pies!
    These look amazing!

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  8. Those look so much better than the cereal I had for breakfast this morning!

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  9. I definitely want some of those...you should sell them online!

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  10. Delicious! OHMYGOSH... Yes, they look soooo good. Much better than the processed turnovers. Homemade all the way!

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    1. Nothing like a good rough puff pastry, filled with yummy fruit. Looking forward to making peach ones. Oh my gosh. So many pies ...

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  11. I love that you didn't share these. That is the best. I wouldn't share them either... especially if there was a whole apple pie to go around.

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    1. He did get one bite, to be fair. But he wanted the apple and I wanted the cherry. It's like the perfect marriage.

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    2. That is perfect!!

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  12. Hi, this is Ivy paying another Ivy a visit, hahaha....
    First of all, thanks for visiting my humble blog. Great to know that we have the same name, hehehe...Love your cherry pies. Great to have it with a cup of hot tea or coffee. You have a great day and cheers :)

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    1. Very nice to meet you. Fun that we have the same name. I don't meet many.

      Thanks, they were yummy. And so easy to make, which was nice. Thanks for stopping by and boogie boogie.

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  13. Me gustan las empanadas de frutas o mermelada y estas están fabulosas,abrazos.

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