Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 7, 1960 · Page 29
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 29

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, July 7, 1960
Page 29
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TMURSDAT, JULY 7,1080 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Recipe for Four Apple Dumplings By ClOCtLY BftOWftgTOftl) W nMVMWtms Vtood 1MMW Cook* taste and want redpes.' A fwoM writes and ssks w to "please print direction for four apple dumpings tor a small family. TTwsc were served to me at • Hmdwrm and were delicious." So here's our recipe for four apple dumplings of old-fashioned goodness, but these made a quick way. The pastry? Our method to to add heavy cream, instead of-water, to pte crust mix. Our tasters applaud this pastry because it is deliriously short. The apples? We tested this recipe with Northern Spy and McIntosh varieties. The first arc tops in flavor so if they are available, by all means use them. When you bite into a Northern Spy, under Its blanket of pastry, you find it has a wonderful quality — it bakes soft but still holds its firm shape. The Mclntosb bakes very soft — a feature many people enjoy. Some old-time recipes for apple dumplings call for baking them in a ftugar nyrup, but *w add the syrup after the dumplings are baked along with a topping of whipped cream. If you prefer, you may serve hard sauce with the dumplings, with either accompaniment this is a hearty dessert —perfect after a soup-and-salad lunch or supper. • ' Old-Time Apple Dumplings ingredients: 1 paoka«e (Hi ounces) pie crust mix < not H ticks I. 5 tablespoons heavy cream 4 medium - sized red - skinned baking apples. 1-3 cup sugar, z i teaspoon cinnamon. 4 teaspoons butter or margarine, extra heavy cream, extra sugar. Method: Follow package directions (ortnaking pie crust mix, but use the 5 tablespoons cream instead of water. Roll out on prepared pastry cloth with stockinet-covered rolling pin into a 14-inch j square; with pastry wheel cut into; 4 seven-inch squares. Pare apples (saving peel) and core; place an apple in the center of each pajs- try square. Mix together the 1-3 cup sugar and cinnamon: spoon into apple cavities adding bits of the butter. Bring corners of pastry over apples; press down; pinch edges together; cut a small gash in each of the 4 sides of each dumpling. Place several inches apart on foil lined codlde sheet; turn up edges of foil about 1 inch in case Juices run a bit Brush dumplings with extra cream; sprinkle with extra sugar. Bake in moderate (375 degrees) oven 40 minutes or until apples are tender when pierced with a fork; pastry will not be brown. Serve warm witht Pink Applp syrup and whipped cream; or with hard sauce. Makes 4 servings. Pink Apple Syrup Ingredients: Peels from 4 red skinned apples used for dumplings, 1 cup boiling water, fi cup sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Method: In a small saucepan j simmer peels and. boiling water j for 20 minutes; drain, pressing oui | liquid from peel. Measure hot up-1 pie liquid; if there is not % cupj add water to make that amount; j return to saucepan with sugar. Stir over low beat until sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice; boil gently 5 minutes; skim. Pour hot syrup over warm apple dumplings as they are served. Appeal of Fritters h Nostalgic By GAYPOR MADDOX Newspaper Enterprise Food •ml Market* Editor Old-fashioned blueberry fritters made with modern cultivat. efl berries* have a nostalgic summertime appeaj. They make a welcome surprise dessert, especially on nights when the rest of the dinner is a little on the light side. ;. Blueberry Fritters (Yield: 18 to IS fritters or 6 servings) One cup sifted flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, % teaspoon salt, 3 tablespoons sugar, 2 egg yolks, well beaten; 3 tablespoons water, 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten; 1 cup fresh cultivated blueberries. Sift together the flour, bak- Ing powder, salt and sugar. Add the beaten egg yolks and water. Mix only until smooth. Fold in beaten egg whites. Carefully fold in washed and dried fresh blueberries. Drop by spoonfuls into hot deep fat (350 to 365 degrees F.) 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