Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cooking with Bellamy - Hand Pies



Whenever Bellamy and I are bored I usually suggest we bake something and since that means she gets to eat she usually goes along with it.  This day we decided to make little hand pies.  Or pop tarts, whatever you want to call them.  I say they aren't pop tarts cause they don't have frosting on them, and no one likes an unfrosted pop tart do they?  No they don't.



Om nom nom nom nom nom.


These were plenty easy to throw together.  All you need is a no fuss pie dough and whatever you can pull out of your fridge or freezer that you might want to put in them.  You could even make these into dinner by making pizza or meat pies.  Skies the limit with these babies.


We chose to do sweet pies of course because sugar is your friend.  Bellamy even made a little fancy pants pie.   She had to one up me ya know.  It's a Nutella pie to boot.



No one believes you're innocent Bellamy, stop trying.  We know you well.


Pie Crust

2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Cup (113g) Butter, very cold and cubed
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Sugar
6-8 Tablespoons Ice Water
1 Egg, beaten (for brushing pies before baking)
Sugar, sprinkles, nuts for topping

Preheat oven to 350F/175C

Combine flour, sugar and salt in food processor by pulsing a few times.
Add butter and pulse for a few seconds about 5 times or until mealy.
Add ice water one tablespoon at a time until the dough comes together.

Divide dough in half.  Roll one half into a rectangle about 1/8-1/4 inch thick.

Cut rectangle into six or eight even squares, depending how big you want your pies

Place 3-4 squares on lined baking sheet, fill centers with filling and leave a small border.

Place remaining squares on top, seal edges by pressing together with a fork or your fingers.  Poke holes with a fork or cut small slits so steam can escape.  Repeat with second half of dough, or refrigerate for up to three days.

Brush tops with beaten egg, bake 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown.

Filling ideas:  Jam, Cinnamon and Brown Sugar (drizzle with butter), Nutella, Peanut Butter, Fruit, Pizza, Hamburger and Cheese, or any combination you can think of.  Have fun!

Makes 6 - 10 pies, depending on size. 
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1 comments:

Mom Mom said...

I believe you're still innocent Boo Boo....hahahahah Right!! I love you

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