Join us for a tour of the sweet bread of Mexico, Latin and South America as we take a new pastry each week to discuss and share history, our favorites, and other fun facts! Call store for availability.
In week 1 we went into detail about empanadas with our pumpkin empanada. Basically any filling with dough wrapped around that is portable!
It’s fall, so let’s talk about apples instead! Around the world there are 7,500 known varieties of apples. While of course you can use any apple either for baking or cooking, apples that have a lower sugar content (stay fresher longer) and keep their shape together when cooked are best. Common types are Granny Smith, Jonagold, or Honeycrisp.
(This pastry is made with dried apples, but in our store we carry an apple strudel dessert made with fresh Granny Smith apples). What’s Cooking America lists some fun apple facts we thought you would enjoy!
- Fresh apples float because 25% of their volume is air
- The 1st apple pie was made in 1381 in England (smithsonianmag.com)
- The largest apple ever recorded was over 3 lbs!
- It takes 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider
- America’s longest-lived apple tree was reportedly planted in 1647 by Governor Peter Stuyvesant in his Manhattan orchard on the corner of Third Avenue and 13th Street. The tree was still bearing fruit when a derailed train struck it in 1866.