Apple Pastry Goodness December 14 2012

Apple and pumpkin sea shell goodness
'Tis the season to be baking! Fa~la~la~la~la...La~la~la~la~

After making pumpkin pastry, my boyfriend thought it would be nice to make one in apple flavor.  We ended up making these pumpkin and apple goodness for a dinner party.  They were such a big hit.  They are also delicious for breakfast!  

Makes 1 load of these (8 pieces of apple pastry goodness)

2/3 cup whole wheat flour or all purpose flour. (I used wholewheat flour)
1 egg
1/3 jar of apple butter
2 teaspoon butter coconut oil for greasing pan
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
powdered sugar for garnish

To Make:
Grease pan or molding pan with coconut oil. Preheat oven at 350F.

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. In a different bowl mix egg, butter, pumpkin, buttermilk. Use your bare hand to mix until the wet ingredients. Use pinching motion to break up everything into small pieces and help to warm up the ingredients. Slowly pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients while keeping your hand in pinching motion to mix wet and dry together. When batter is mixed, it should be runny and gooey.

Pour batter in mold and bake for 50-60 mins. When it's done remove it from oven, and wait for a few minutes for pastries to shrink a little.  This makes it easier to remove them from the molding. After removing from molding, let cool on rack.  Gently sift some powdered sugar on top before serving.

If your pastry have a very light, airy and spongy texture, you have achieved this recipe.  Enjoy!