Cooking With Children: Apple Turnovers

Super Easy, Super Tasty Cooking Experience
Cooking With Children: Apple Turnovers
Apple turnovers are super easy to make and are really delicious!

They're also great for expanding vocabulary. Yes, this is a truly scrumptious English lesson!

Ingredients Required for Apple Turnovers

  • Sheets of puff pastry
  • Stewed apples
  • Egg White
  • Castor sugar

To Stew Apples

  • Peel, core and cut up 6 large Granny Smith Apples. These apples have a tart taste and work perfectly for stewed apples.
  • Place in a pot and add a little water. The water will help to steam the apples, softening and reducing them. Juice will also be released from the apples so that a large amount of water is not needed.
  • Add cinnamon to taste.
  • Gentle simmer until the apples soften and mash down.
  • Add sugar to taste.

To Make Apple Turnovers with Children:

    Cooking With Children: Apple Turnovers
    Cut a sheet of puff pastry into quarters and place a spoonful of stewed apples on each quarter.

    Cooking With Children: Apple Turnovers

    Whisk an egg white with a fork.

    Cooking With Children: Apple Turnovers

    Rub some egg white on the edges of the puff pastry. The egg white acts as 'glue'.

    Cooking With Children: Apple Turnovers
    Cooking With Children: Apple Turnovers
    Cooking With Children: Apple Turnovers

    Fold the pastry over the apple so that it forms a pocket.

    Cooking With Children: Apple Turnovers

    Press the ends together with the back of a fork.

    Cooking With Children: Apple Turnovers

    Pierce the top of the apple turnovers with a fork. This will allow any steam to escape from the pastry cases.

    Cooking With Children: Apple Turnovers

    Rub egg white on top of the apple turnover. This will help to brown the pastry as it cooks.
    Cooking With Children: Apple Turnovers

    Sprinkle castor sugar over the top of the uncooked apple turnovers.

    Cooking With Children: Apple Turnovers

    Cook in a hot oven (200°C) for 20 minutes.

    Cooking With Children: Apple Turnovers

    Eat after they have cooled slightly ... and enjoy.

Using Apple Turnovers to Expand Language Skills

Once the apple turnovers were cooked, we talked about how the cooking process changed them. We tried to cover:

  • Texture (eg., soft and mushy to crunchy and hard)
  • Size
  • Colour
  • Temperature
  • Taste and
  • Smell.
    • We also made a list of as many words as we could think of to describe the cooked apple turnovers (e.g., crunchy, tasty, soft, warm, sweet, sugary, delicious, yummy, etc.)

      However, the best part of this activity was definitely eating the apple turnovers. Put simply, they were delicious!

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