>I am being extra nice to the people I work with today. I am making homemade fried peach, apple, chocolate and vanilla pies. Yes it is a lot of work but I enjoy seeing someone eat something so easy to make.
The lot’s of work involved in this is that each individual pie has to be rolled out on a floured surface, the filling placed in the middle of the dough, the dough then folded in half and finally mashed together with a fork. Then the pie will be fried in an iron skillet.
I am making 30 peach pies, 30 apple pies, 10 chocolate pies, and 10 vanilla pies. That is a whole lot of kitchen work. I know I could just as easily place these on a griddle and fry them that way but to me they do not taste as good as if fried in a black iron skillet. Maybe it is just me but sometimes the old ways of doing something is better than the new easy low-fat way.
The apples and peaches are what I harvested and canned 2 years ago. I am trying to use up all of my canned good so I can have a fresh start this year in my garden. I have even made homemade chocolate and vanilla pudding.
So yes and am little serious about baking. I do everything from scratch. In making everything from scratch I use real butter. Yes, I know I heard a couple of sighs with that but real butter makes everything taste better than margarine. Not for this recipe but others I use country eggs. You know those brown eggs that your grandmother use to use. They actually are better and richer in taste than white eggs. I will also use real fresh milk from a neighboring Amish farm. yes, the milk has been pasturizied but it has not been on a truck for hundreds of miles just to get to me. I just drive about 5 minutes and go get a couple of gallons of milk each week and a half gallon of fresh buttermilk.
To me growing up on a farm has made me a little anal about the fresh food I eat. If I can get it fresh I will and use that. I do not like the processed food that can be purchased commercially. To me fresh is better.
The above picture is my homemade fried pies. It took me over 5 hours to make the dough and fry the pies. I hope they enjoy them at work. I do not plan on doing this again any time soon lol.