Is it just me or does summertime just seems like the perfect time to combine peaches and blueberries? It’s not even that the flavor or ripeness is at its peak but there is just something about the combination and hot weather that does it for me.
But this only happens when they are warm. Although I love both when they are raw and on their own. The combination just isn’t as satisfying for me when they are cold.
Not only that, but the color combination of the two is always so pretty and colorful. This probably played a bit into my strong desire to make something with them this week.
I guess my high school psychology classes were right.
I initially wanted to make a full blow blueberry-peach pie to get my fill of the fruits. But, even though I wanted that kind of consistency and flavor, I didn’t want to deal with the messiness of eating a pie. Especially when I don’t have a lot of people to chow down on it at one time.
Why can’t there be more holidays or family get-togethers this summer?
Instead of fighting this, I decided to try my hand at making my own puff pastry recipe for a portable version of pie.
Surprisingly my first try at making puff pastry dough went off without a hitch. Now I do understand why people say you need patience and can’t rush dough when baking.
Roll. Chill. Roll. Chill. Roll. Chill.
It was absolutely excruciating at first because I am the type that always wants to be doing something when I am baking or cooking. Which can cause some anxiety when eight different timers are going off at the same time. But it just keeps my mind busy and doesn’t allow me to think about much else besides what is in front of me.
I will be the first to admit that this definitely shows when anyone tries to talk to me or ask me just about anything when I am cooking or baking this way.
Instead of letting myself go a bit insane, I began simultaneously making my Jambalaya recipe to keep me busy while I waited for the puff pastry to chill. It did throw my family off a bit that it was almost midnight and they were smelling baked goods and cajun food.
But it was their gain when they had dessert and dinner ready for them before they even woke up.
If you don’t want to do this process, you can definitely use store-bought puff pastry. But I started making these at 11 at night and was not very keen on going out hunting for not only a store that was open but also one that sold puff pastries.
However, if you do decide you want to take a crack at making the dough from scratch, do not start it late at night like me. Although I have no problem with late night cooking or baking. You will be up until 3 a.m. finishing these because of all the wait time.
But if you are okay with that, more power to you.
Making this recipe actually helped me out in more ways than one. Not only did I deal with my peach and blueberry obsession and get a dessert out of it. But I know will remember what a turnover is.
Now, this isn’t to say that I had never heard of a turnover before. I have. One of my friends has worked at an apple orchard for several years now and often trades favors and sometimes questionable tasks in exchange for the turnovers that they have leftover at the end of the night and would otherwise throw away.
It is a solid deal that we have had going for years.
(Quick note: the boss has okayed the worker doing this.)
However, she messes me up because she will talk about the bakeries turnovers all the time but then will bring over rollovers. So I always get mixed up between the two, which frustrates her to no end. Her own fault.
I think now that I have made them myself I will definitely keep that little bit of information locked away in the vault so I do not forget it again. But I may or may not slip up from time to time just to hear her rant about all the differences between the two sweet treats.
That being said, if you do want, you could use this recipe to make rollovers. The only true difference between the two, ignoring all my friend’s arguments, is the shape of the two.
One is a triangle.
One is rectangular.
Either shape, it is an absolutely delicious way to sweeten up your summer or a fun thing to try (even at 11 at night).