Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I Really Did Cook Something!

I really did end up in the kitchen yesterday, and I can prove it! So there! I found Mama's Fried Pie dough recipe in her old cedar chest she gave me years ago. I knew she wrote down the main ingredients on something but I couldn't remember where I saw it. I rummaged around in the chest until I came to an old box with a ribbon around it. Opening up the box, there it was right on top. She saved lots of little things like that, but the only thing, there's no instructions written down. Just the three main ingredients. Oh well, I figured out what to do from there. And yes folks, they turned out as light and crispy as I remembered as a kid. I used apricot pie filling and it was good. Needs to be a thick filling. I'll experiment with chocolate pie filling and while it's thickening, just add a little more cornstarch. Also mixed everything up in my Cuisinart. Light dough! It's, 1/3 cup shortening, 2 cups self rising flour (must be srflour!), and 2/3 cup water. That's it. mix all in your mixer, scoop out onto a floured cup towel (I use a pillow case folded in half that I use over and over and store it in a Ziploc bag). Use something round,glass or cookie cutter that's at least 4inches wide. Flatten them, fill, seam edges with a fork and deep fry. DO NOT get your oil too hot!!! they tend to burn easy. Drain and I sprinkled powdered sugar on mine. That's it. Serve them hot or cold. Hope you try them and let me know if you like them. So that's it for today. Got to go look out the front door for the school bus to drop the babies off. Have a great evening and a better tomorrow.