Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cute Saturday

As I was getting ready for the gym (I had an hour of "me" time that I created by the recipe below!), the sleeping man casually asked me what I had for breakfast.

I said muselix, yogurt and berries.

His response was "...what's muuusix?"


I figured this was so cute, that it really went best with making something that is equally as cute.

Enter Pop-tarts, or pocket pies, or hand pies, or whatever you want to call them. I think I will call them Cutie-Pies.

Recipe for Cutie-Pies (adapted from a Krissy's Creations and A Cozy Kitchen)

Pie Crusts
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour, and more for dusting the surface
1/2 cup Earth Balance
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Sugar
6 tbsp Cold Water
Apple Sauce
Cherry Pie Filling

To top it off
Icing Sugar
Combine flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Add Earth Balance and mix until you’re left with what resembles coarse meal, with pea size pieces of butter. Add ice water 1 Tbsp at a time, mixing until it just begins to clump together. You want the dough to stay a bit crumbly, but keep together.
Gently shape the dough into 2 discs. Knead the dough just enough to form the discs, do not over-knead. Wrap each disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour (see, you get an hour of you time while you wait!).

Remove your dough from the refrigerator. Roll out dough with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface in the shape of a rectangle with roughly a 1/8th inch thickness. Here is where it gets a bit tricky...or what makes each cutie-pie individual and way more cute!  This is the euphemistic way of saying they were crooked, but still tasted delicious. Cut the rolled out dough with a pizza wheel into 24 equal rectangles.

Placing one rectangle on a piece of parchment and place a tablespoon of filling to the center. Cover with a similar size rectangle and press the edges down with a fork. Brush the tops with a bit of milk and cover the apple versions with cinnamon and sugar. I left the cherry tops plain. But it's up to you!

 C for Cherry!
 A for Apple!

Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly browned and your house smells way to good to wait any longer for these.

While you are waiting for them to bake you can mix up some glaze if you wish by combining two parts icing sugar to one part milk. I didn't take any glazed pictures because a few went missing too quickly... 

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