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Oh my word, what a disaster! For Day 7 of my challenge, I chose to make ham and cheese turnovers. This recipe was recommended by my younger sister, Charlotte. This was one crazy dinner. I blame it on Char because she picked it. I'm the middle child, nothing is ever my fault (ask my family, they know).
Actually, I can't really complain. I made it through six very homemade dinners before failing.
The weirdest thing was that when I was searching all over for the dough, I passed a family and the mom said "let's go get the dough." Not gonna lie, I actually started semi-following them. But when they headed toward the other end of the store I thought to myself wrong way, idiots. When I finally made it to the deli (who knew frozen dough is found in the deli), they were already there picking out their dough. Dang it, I should have kept following them!
Lesson learned: keep following random people.
To thaw the dough, the directions told me to put it in the fridge for 24 hours or leave it at room temp for 4-6 hours. The latter wasn't an option, so I popped it in the fridge. When I got home, it definitely had not risen so I called Char for a suggestion. She has read that you can get dough to rise quickly by heating up water, putting a cookie sheet over it, and placing the dough on top. So I did just that.
The recipe told me to cut the dough into triangles. I figured I could just use my pizza cutter. Mistakes: not having the dough on a cutting surface and not owning a pizza cutter. Seriously, I know I have one, but I could not find it anywhere. I'm wondering if I accidentally got rid of it when I rearranged the kitchen a few weeks ago. My bad.
Needless to say, my triangles were a hot mess.
Oh yeah, mine definitely look as good as the one from the website; mine may even look better. Just in case you couldn't tell the difference, my turnovers are pictured on the left. We wouldn't want any confusion about which is which. Both photos just look so appetizing. Yes, I'm being sarcastic. No, contrary to how it looks, I did not have a 2 year old assemble my turnovers.
The recipe said I would be able to make 8 turnovers, but I was only able to make six. Oops.
I popped them in the oven and then it was time to wait. Charlie doesn't like the waiting part - she just likes the eating part.
As much as I totally failed, they tasted fine-ish. I'm pretty sure the dough wasn't cooked all the way, though.
|The best of the worst|
I cooked them until they were
golden and crisp scorched. They tasted fine, they really did, but it was definitely not my best effort. I'm proud of myself for getting out of my chicken/rice comfort zone, but this was a hot mess. When I read the recipe, I wasn't even the least bit intimidated by the dough, but it ended up being the source of all my problems.
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