Twentysomething years ago I would´ve spent most of the last two weeks clad in abikini, soaking up every bit of sun I could, growing dry hair and freckles.That´s how good the weather was. And it´s still winter, though not for long.Nowadays, I´m more concerned about a freckle turning into a suspicious mole thus, I will be a pasty winter white for some time still. But, I can finallysay spring is here. Flowers everywhere, their colors livening up the frontlawns and parks, kids in their bikes, dogs running around, short sleeves,sitting outside sipping coffee with friends. Life is looking good.
Thesehandpies, though they might sound like fall, are really a great dessert, or snack or whatever, yearround. The idea is the same as for the ham and mushroom ones, (which here I would call square empanadas), and the thing to grab in case you´re feeling all sweet and fruity. And chocolate-y.
The pears by themselves are fantastic, with their spiced flavor and custardy texture. Thebittersweet chocolate cuts in and adds another layer of goodness. Perfect withthe very neutral pie dough.