These apple-filled pastry triangles make a delicious and decorative luncheon dessert. They are also suitable to serve with tea.
6 oz. flour
½ teaspoon salt
4 oz. butter
3-4 tablespoons of iced water
1 tablespoon butter
1 lb. cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 oz. |-J- cup sultanas or raisins
2 oz. – cup currants grated rind of 1 lemon 2 oz. cup brown sugar
Sift the flour and salt into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Cut the butter into small pieces the size of walnuts and add to the flour. Pour in the iced water and mix quickly into a dough. On a floured surface, roll the pastry
Crisp, apple-filled triangles of rough puff pastry, Apple Turnovers are delicious hot or cold. into an oblong shape, fold it in three and turn it so that the open edges face you. Roll again into an oblong shape and proceed as before. Repeat this once again to make three turns in all. Put the pastry in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Preheat oven to moderate 350°F (Gas Mark 4, 180°C).
To prepare the filling, melt the butter in a saucepan over moderate heat. Add the apples and the other ingredients. Cover and cook for about 8 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool.
Remove the pastry from the refrigera-tor. If it looks streaky roll it out into an oblong shape and fold it in three once again. Now roll it out into a large square. With a knife, cut into 12 4-inch squares. Put a spoonful of the apple mixture on one triangle half of each square and fold over the other half. Damp the edges with water and press down to seal.
Place the turnovers on a greased baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with a little castor sugar and serve hot or cold.