We are always trying out new things, with fantastic results the majority of the time, thanks in large part to our veteran employee and head cook, Blanca! She wanted to share with you her new creation, the RiverSong Apple Pinwheel.
It started as a way to use up some apples and other ingredients we had laying around. It ended up being the talk of the whole Inn for the rest of the day!
While it may have been chilly outside, our guests (and our innkeepers) spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying these warm pastries filled with freshly baked apples and cinnamon.
To create these warm treats, Blanca used a muffin tin, pastry dough (homemade or the frozen kind will work), apples, flour, sugar, cinnamon, raw sugar (the course grain kind) and nutmeg.
Place the squares of pastry dough in the muffin wells, feel free to pull and position the dough so you will be able to gather the corners later. In goes the apples! Next sprinkle about a spoonful of flour and sugar into each pastry, this will combine with the juices of the apple to make a delicious filling. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon into each pastry as well.
Next you'll grab each of the four corners of pastry dough, pull them together and roll/pinch them until they stay closed. Like a young kid tying up the corners of their handkerchief with their trinkets inside and running away from home. Maybe they were running here to RiverSong so they can eat these yummy treats?
Sprinkle with the raw sugar and nutmeg and place into a 350 degree oven until the pastry dough is a nice golden color. Pop them out of the muffin tin, and eat them quick, before the BEARS get to them!!
What a wonderful afternoon pick me up for a chilly January day!
As always, thank you for reading our blog. May you always stay "Inn love with food"! Cheers!