You're gonna LOVE these.
Tender crust drizzled with icing.
"cut an apple open sideways and discover that the seeds are grown in the pattern of a five pointed star.
a star in every apple."
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups all-üurpose flour
2 Tblsp sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup finely chopped peeled apple
1 Tblsp sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tblsp melted margarine
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp milk
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
Heat oven to 425°
Grease round pan, 8x1 1/2 inches, or square pan, 8x8x2 inches.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Cut shortening into this mixture with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
Stir in milk until dough leaves side of bowl and forms a ball.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat.
Knead lightly 20 to 25 times.
Divide dough into 12 equal parts; cover.
Mix apple, sugar, and cinnamon.
Pat each part of the dough into a 3-inch circle on floured surface.
Place 1 rounded teaspoonful of filling in center of each circle.
Bring edges of dough up over apple mixture; pinch and seal well to form a ball.
Arrange balls, seam side down, in pan.
Brush with melted margarine.
Bake 17 to 19 minutes or until golden brown.
Meanwhile, make simple glaze by combining the 3 ingredients in a small bowl until smooth.
Drizzle glaze over warm apple treasures.
Serve warm or let stand to cool.
I keep mine on a cake stand covered with plastic wrap at room temperature.
These never last long enough to find out how long they would keep.
adapted 'apple-filled coffee cake' from betty crocker's 'best of baking'
These smell so lovely while they bake, and aren't too heavy or sweet.
Lovely the next morning as a breakfast snack if there are any left.
Took a walk this afternoon with my friend Dawn (two americans named Dawn living in the same tiny Austrian village, what are the chances?), our dogs bounding ahead of us on the snowy path beside a thawing creek.
We talked about real estate, friendship, age, husbands.
As we reached an open field the clouds broke to reveal the most breath-taking sunset.
Lemon, pink, spots of blue.
It was almost too overwhelming to take in all at once.
So many beautiful colors after days of monotonous grey.
So, as I watched the citrus sun sink under the horizon of bare black trees and icy hills, I thought of you all, and wished you had been there with me to witness this display of nature's beauty.
I hoped this sunset was on it's way to you in all it's glory.
xoxo country girl