A delightful apple-filled pastry! AmericanAssociation of Orthodontists has teamed up with celebrity chefand author Michael Chiarello to provide this braces-friendlyrecipe.
Recipe: Apple Bomboloni
Rustic Dough*: 9 ounces cake flour (about 3 cups) 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar Pinch sea salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into largepieces 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 tablespoon cold waterApple Sauce Filling: 4 Granny Smith apples 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 vanilla bean, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon waterDiced Apples: 4 Granny Smith apples 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 lemon, juiced
For the dough*: In a mixing bowl witha paddle attachment, add the dry ingredients and mix for 5 secondsto blend. Add the butter and vanilla and mix until the butteris about the size of peas. Add the cold water and blend untilthe dough just comes together. Form the dough into a roughlyshaped ball, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
Applesauce filling: Peel, core, and slicethe apples. Put the apples with the rest of the ingredients intoa saucepan. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat, and cook untilthe apples are very soft, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat,cool, and refrigerate.
Diced apples: Peel, core, and cut theapples into large slices. Toss with the sugar, vanilla and lemonjuice and set aside.
Assemble the bomboloni: Remove the doughfrom the refrigerator. Roll out to1/4-inch thick round. Cut into6-inch rounds. Place about 1/4 cup of the Apple Sauce Fillingonto the center of each round. Top with a few pieces of the DicedApples. Pull the sides up towards the center to form a bundle,pinching the dough together towards top. Cover with plastic wrapand refrigerate for 1 hour before baking
Bake the bombolonis: Heat the oven to350°F (175°C).
Remove the bombolonis from the refrigeratorand place them on a greased or parchment paper lined baking sheet.Bake until golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes.
Makes 5 servings.
* Time Saving Step: Use store-bought piecrust
Recipe created by Michael Chiarello, hostof Food Network’s “Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello”and Fine Living Network’s “NapaStyle.”
Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof the American Association of Orthodontists.
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