Anyway, these were truly delightful with a nice lemon kick from the cream cheese mixture and a little bit of orange from the zest in the pastry. And, the rhubarb, of course. I highly recommend them, and I did not deviate from smitten kitchen's recipe righ' chere.
These pics are back from mid-June and show a little of the process:
|You make your pastry and fillings (at the back of the counter), roll out the pastry, cut it into squares, and add the fillings.|
|Make your hand pies and seal with your fingers.|
|Back them at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes!|
We're in Texas now, and my parents were having a little dinner party, and my mother asked me to make these hand pies. Rhubarb's long gone around here, but I found some lovely plums at my beloved HEB. The plums had much more liquid so I had to simmer them longer to get the fruit mixture thick enough. But they don't need nearly the sugar rhubarb does. Maybe a tablespoon? The substitution turned out beautifully! A little tart, almost cranberriesh.
|Didn't they turn out cute?|
And for the dinner party, I killed two blog birds with one stone by wearing my long shorts (the only style of shorts I wear) in order to link up with Shana and Camille.
I am oh, so pleased with this outfit since I haven't fit into these shorts since Spring 2011, and I've never worn the shirt since I bought it right before I discovered I was pregnant with my second. Before I even knew what the word peplum meant. And the shoes cost less than $3 from a tiny thrift store in suburban DC! (Less than $3 because it turns out they only took cash, and I had very little on me. The man at the check-out told me he'd take what I had because he was certain I'd be back. Yes, I think so!)
|So very, very boy. Leo would play ball all day long.|
|And this Cozy Coupe is pretty great, too.|
Linked up at Ain't No Mom Jeans and Life in Mod.