Monday, July 19, 2010

Marvellous Monday

How about a winning recipe for today, and little bit about our service yesterday, we had such a good day in the house of the lord, I am so happy to be part of a church that trusts God, and works for his glory. We had two saved yesterday, We have a bus ministry, there were 19 on the bus, we give God the glory for all he is doing at the little church, he is touching each of us in a special way, and giving our Pastor such a powerful Spirit to preach with boldness, and clarity, God sure is good, and he sure is pouring out his Spirit in Folkston.
This is the peach season in Georgia so how about a good recipe for Fried Peach Pies. yumyum.















Fried hand pies are a southern tradition; this one makes the most of summer peaches.
For the dough

11-1/4 oz. (2-1/2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour
2-1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
4-1/2 oz. (9 Tbs.) cold unsalted butter, cut into 16 pieces
1/4 cup plus 3 Tbs. whole milk
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Make the Dough
Put the flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse meal, 8 to 10 pulses. Add the milk and lemon juice and pulse until the dough just starts to come together, 8 to 10 pulses more. Do not overprocess. Turn the dough out onto a clean work surface, gather it into a rectangle, and flatten slightly. Wrap it in plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 3 days.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment. On a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out the dough until it’s 1/8 inch thick. Cut the dough with a 4-inch round cookie cutter into 12 circles. (If necessary, gather the scraps and reroll once.) Shingle the dough on the prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate.
For the filling
1 lb. 2 oz. firm-ripe peaches (2 large), peeled, pitted,
and cut into 1/2-inch dice (2-1/2 cups)
1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 Tbs. cornstarch
1-1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Peanut or canola oil, for frying
Making the Filling
Prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl with several inches of ice water. Set a smaller metal bowl in the water.

In a heavy-duty 3-quart saucepan, combine the peaches with 1/3 cup of the sugar, the lemon juice, and salt. Cook over medium-low heat until the peaches have softened and released some of their juices, about 5 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with 1 Tbs. cold water. Add the slurry to the peach mixture and cook over medium-low heat until thickened, about 1 minute. Add cinnamon. Remove from the heat and stir to blend. Transfer the mixture to the bowl in the ice bath and cool.
Assemble the pies
Brush the perimeter of each dough round with water. Put a rounded tablespoon of filling in the center of each round. Fold the dough in half to form a half-moon shape and pinch the edges together to seal. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 15 minutes and up to 24 hours before frying.
Prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl with several inches of ice water. Set a smaller metal bowl in the water.

In a heavy-duty 3-quart saucepan, combine the peaches with 1/3 cup of the sugar, the lemon juice, and salt. Cook over medium-low heat until the peaches have softened and released some of their juices, about 5 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch with 1 Tbs. cold water. Add the slurry to the peach mixture and cook over medium-low heat until thickened, about 1 minute. Add the hot pepper jelly, 1/8 tsp. cinnamon, and a pinch of cayenne. Remove from the heat and stir to blend. Transfer the mixture to the bowl in the ice bath and cool.
Assemble the pies
Brush the perimeter of each dough round with water. Put a rounded tablespoon of filling in the center of each round. Fold the dough in half to form a half-moon shape and pinch the edges together to seal. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 15 minutes and up to 24 hours before frying.
Fry the pies
Combine the remaining 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne in a shallow bowl and reserve.
Have ready a large rimmed baking sheet lined with paper towels. Fill a 10-inch skillet (preferably cast iron) with 1/2 inch of oil. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pan, making sure it doesn’t touch the bottom. Heat the oil to 365°F and fry the pies in two batches until golden-brown, 1 to 1½ minutes per side. With a slotted spoon, remove the pies from the pan, drain on the paper-towel-lined baking sheet, and then dredge in the cinnamon-sugar. Serve warm or at room temperature. These pies are best the day they’re made.
Hope you have enjoyed this recipe, and it is good, you have a wonderful Monday now, and rest, you deserve it. Hugs

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11 comments:

Peggy said...

I am going to be as big as a house after trying out all your yummy recipes! LOL Have a very blessed week

Sharon said...

Your recipe sure does sound yummy.
It is hard to get good peaches around here. I will copy it down just in case.
Have a great Monday and a better Tuesday dear friend.

Theresa said...

Oh my, those look outragous. I think I will wait to have them if I ever visit!

Sandra Henderson said...

Barbara, it sure was nice catching up on your blog this morning. Your plants are gorgeous! So happy that your Church is doing wonderful things! I love the trains info. in Folkston. THose chickens are gorgeous!~yes, the eggs last a VERY long time. GOd made the perfect packaging for them. Amazing! So sorry for the loss of one of your church members. I get so much out of your writtings Barbara. I may not come over every day, but I do read them all and catch up when I do come over. These pies look so yummy! Wish I could come visit you and sit and have one with some coffee. I just love your incredible presence, even over the internet, your sweet soul comes through. Love ya! Sandra

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my goodness, Barbara, those look delicious!!!
I am so happy that you are enjoying your church--blessing abound, don't they?
Sending hugs to you,
Cindy
Have a beautiful day!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Barbara, Your title (Marvelous Monday) sounds so much better on a Monday than Blue Monday (which sounds so 'down').....

HOMEMADE Fried GA peach pies????? Holy Cow!!! There can't be anything better.

YUM...
Thanks..
Hugs,
Betsy

Mildred said...

Your pies sound so much like the ones Grandma used to make. One of my favorites for sure!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Those peach pies look (and sound) delicious. I think I've put on weight just looking at them.☺

Cheers.
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Jasmine said...

Barbara, everytime I pass by - I feel like I gain weight just looking at those scrumptious recipes ordained by your wonderful hands. LOL... xox

How lovely. Love when people get saved and our leader speaks with authority. Praise God you have such a good home church.

Thanks for passing by and sharing with me. As always it does me good to hear from you.

Karen said...

Praise the Lord for those two precious souls! Always good to hear of church growth and an outpouring of the Spirit....

My DH would LOVE those pies....

Camille said...

How yummy they look! :)