So yesterday I had yet another eye doctor appointment -- this will make the 3rd or 4th time in about 6 months that I've had to have my eyes dilated. (And I get to go do it again in another 2 weeks! I think my doctor is expecting my retina to detach at any moment, but it refuses to do so.) Thus, for a good portion of the day I was blurry eyed -- more than I usually am -- leaving me to find non sight intensive activities. What did I do? I baked.
First I whipped up a pan of cornbread to have with supper, then realizing that I was still blurry eyed, I decided to make some turnovers with ingredients I had on hand. First I took out a sheet of puff pastry to thaw a bit, then I cut it in fourths, put a few raspberries, a square of dark chocolate and a blob of strawberry jam in the center of each, folded them in half and crimped them shut with a fork. Then they went into the fridge to firm up. After the cornbread finished baking I took the turnovers out of the fridge, gave them an egg wash and a sprinkling of sugar, cut a few vents in the top and popped them into the oven. I baked them for about 20 minutes or so at around 375 or 400 degrees. (I turned the oven up at one point and then back down -- and I moved the turnovers from the top to the bottom portion of the oven and turned the pan around to ensure even baking.)
If I ever do lose my sight, I'm afraid we will all get quite chubby around here!