I apologize for the long hiatus, but I’ve been busy. Anyways, I got some baking done and here are the pics with recipes! The baked apple pies were a huge hit because my husband LOVES apple pies. This was a quick and easy way to make them without having to make the dough. Simply use canned biscuit dough that you can get for about $2.00. I also cut out a lot of calories, by not frying them in butter. Instead, pop ’em in the oven and they are just as delicious.
Now, the brioche took some time. It’s a two day process, but so worth it. I was inspired to make it because the other night hubby and I were watching Throwdown with Bobby Flay and he made brioche for stuffed french toast throw-down. After much googling, I found a reasonable recipe that didn’t call for 4 or more cups of flour! With just hubby and I, it would be a waste to bake in such a large quantity. The bread was so soft, flavorful, and supple. It just melted in your mouth. YUM! Overall, both recipes turned our great.
Baked Apple Pies
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 McIntosh apples, peeled, cored, and sliced, or 1 can apple pie filling
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 (8-piece) container refrigerated flaky biscuit dough
- 2 tablespoons water
- Powdered sugar
Filling: Add the butter to a large saute pan and melt. Add the apples, sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until the apples are soft, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool.
When the filling is cool, roll the biscuits out on a lightly floured surface so that each biscuit forms a 7 to 8-inch circle. Place 2 to 3 tablespoons of the filling on each biscuit circle. Brush the edges of the circle with water. Fold the circle over the filling to make a half-moon shape. Seal by pressing the edges with the tines of a fork.
Bake in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes till golden brown.
1 3/4 sticks (7 oz, 196 g) unsalted butter
1/4 cup (60 mL) milk
2 1/4 tsp (9 g) dry yeast
2 cups (280 g) bread flour, divided
2 tbsp (21 g) granulated sugar
1/2 tsp (3 g) salt
1. Warm milk for 20 seconds. Pour in bowl and add yeast. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
2. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time.
3. Add room-temperature eggs one at a time and mix.
4. Add salt. Don’t leave it out.
5. Cube the room-temperature butter and add slowly till fully incorporated.
6. Cover and let it sit in a warm place, preferably in the oven for 4-5 hours.
7. Dough will double in size. Punch it down to release the gases.
8. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate over night.
9. Next day, remove from plastic and knead.
10. Spray loaf pan lightly and form dough into a log and place in the loaf pan.
11. Spring sesame seeds and black seeds on top of desired.
12. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes till golden brown.