I only follow recipes. I am not good enough to be able to make them up but I have tried a few and altered them to use less sugar, or change the order of ingredients to make use of automated equipment such as my Cuisinart. It was my plan today to try out Trobairitz' the recipe on her recent post. I had some things to do today so I got a late start and imagine my surprise when Nancy had already made hers.
On my way home to make these delicacies I stopped at our local Safeway and see what was being tasted
Ambrosia apples. I asked the lady and she said that they were very tasty and we good for baking. I tried a few samples and I must say that they were really crunchy
I also picked up a tin of this stuff. Just had to make sure that they were "Original"
I rushed home and assembled my ingredients. I did not wish to open a new bottle of Ginger Ale as I already had Coca Cola on hand. I decided to peel my Apples instead of leaving the skin on
I also decided to dust off my Cuisinart blender and crushed half an apple with the intent of sprinking some extra pieces of apple inside the roll, and also sprinkle some on top when in the oven. I get hungry while in the kitchen, so the other half went into my mouth
I decided to "Pulse" and chop so I had some smaller pieces, along with the wedges
Meanwhile I was getting the sugary sauce ready to pour over. I used a wire whisk to stir it up
I am more used to mixing flour with water to form a dough, than to open a tin and I broke one of the triangles. I didn't know how to open it and I nearly destroyed the delicate tin with my pliers and hammer. I mixed some apple pieces with the larger wedge before rolling . . .
My new gas Oven is now up to temperature 350°F and I pour the liquid sauce over my Apple Dumplings. This was just a staged shot for the Camera. I actually used a spoon and drizzled it over each one, and also saved some sauce to drizzle on top later
There they are just out of the oven, the apple dumplings on the right. The cinnamon buns on the left were an afterthought which I also put into the oven at the same time so I could use the "same" heat as it was also 350°F for about 25 minutes.
So here we are. Trobairtz' Apple Dumplings, slightly altered. Now you know what we are having for dessert later. I just have to make sure we have some vanilla ice cream