Of course this became an issue that I began obsessing over and like most puzzles in my life I figured it out while sitting in the bathtub.
I have no fucking idea why this happens.
Is it the warm steam?
Mostly I sit there bored wondering what Benedict Cumberbatch would look like sitting in the tub across from me.
Maybe like this?
My fillings were already made. I had some chocolate pudding I made the other day and a can (I know) of apple pie filling to which I added more sugar, butter, cinnamon and mashed a bit.
Made the biscuit dough, kneaded it with some extra self-rising flour a few times and rolled it into a ball. Covered with cling wrap and put in the fridge for a few hours.
After a couple of hours I turned the deep fryer to 375F and began rolling out circles (about 5 inches).
Wish I could tell you how thick I rolled them out, but I can't, I guess it was a good pie crust thickness.
On one half of circle I added a bit of chocolate or apple mix.
NO I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH you will have to dick around with this and figure out what works best for you.
Now you put a bit of water on a half and fold over so you have a half a circle. Pinch the edges with your fingers THEN crimp with a fork. Make SURE YOU GET THE SIDES or stuff will ooze out while frying.
If the oil (canola is what I have in the fryer YMMV) is ready drop a couple of pies in.
PLEASE DO THIS CAREFULLY.
It seems like I fried 4-5 minutes. Fry on side and then get it to flip over. Basically you are going for bubbly, dark golden, but not brown. Brown is burnt, dark golden is yummy while getting all the dough done in the middle.
Take 'em out, dust with some powdered sugar and please let them cool down a few because they fillings will be like hot lava.
Here is some bonus Cumberbatch.