Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Cottage Cheese Pufflets

Have you ever just had a full blown hissy fit? As an adult?

I wanted to make these pufflets so badly because I knew they would taste great, I just knew it. It started out fine, the dough had the consistency it was supposed to and I plopped it down in plastic wrap to chill. It chilled in the fridge from Sunday morning until last night when I took it out to prepare the pufflets. I rolled out the dough thinly, still inside the plastic wrap. After it was rolled out I stuck back in the fridge to chill for another half hour before I cut into it. When I took it out and tried to cut into (even after all the chilling) it stuck to everything - like some horrible paste. I stuck in back in the fridge and tried again after more chilling. This did not help either, it was still pasty and sticky and stuck to the plastic wrap and my hands and the pasty cutter. A string of expletives flew from my mouth and I had a mini-hissy fit in the kitchen. I couldn't have a full on hissy fit because my husband was on the phone with his mother and I didn't want her to think I had lost my mind. Instead I wrapped the whole sticky mess in aluminum foil and threw it in the garbage can. But not before taking a picture. To soothe myself I ate some of the Bonne Maman strawberry jam intended for the pufflets, it helped a little.I will attempt this again, maybe when it's below freezing outside and my time is not limited to a Monday night. Thank you Jacque of Daisy Lane Cakes for the selection, I just know they're delicious when made properly!

13 comments:

Jeannette said...

i'm sorry you had trouble with this. i know ALLLLLL about troubles with dough. :)

please send me your email addy, i am in charge of bringing back the Q&A portion of TWD and your hosting is coming up :) just leave it in a comment on my page.

Nina's said...

April---sorry about that! The dough was wildly sticky. Definitely try again in cooler weather. I used the same Strawberry Preserves with mine! Soooo good :)

Flourchild said...

Darn Im so sorry you had troubles with the dough. I had a time with it too..but got it rolled out and in the oven. They are tasty!

lynseym said...

Considering Memphis has had over two weeks of rain and 99% humidity (no exaggeration) you shouldn't blame yourself, my dear.

Valerina said...

Don't feel bad, I only managed to make 4 pufflets. It was extremely frustrating and impossible to make this time of year. :)

spike. said...

I'm feeling super lucky because I think I was the only one who didn't have trouble. ps-I love those preserves!

Jules Someone said...

I had a really hard time with this dough as well. The secret is to add more flour than Dorie calls for. Ah well.

TeaLady said...

Nope - these were NOT easy to work with. I think there were several hissy fits among the TWDers. Me included. But they did finally turn out - sorta - and were pretty good. But too much trouble for little bites. Better luck on the next recipe.

ambika said...

Believe me, if I thought I could throw myself on the ground and thrash my feet without feeling like an idiot, I probably would.

& that's the same jam Ben loves! I save the jars for my sewing bits & bobs.

Jacque said...

You probably saved yourself a lot of grief, throwing the dough away. Sorry about the hissy fit and yes, I've thrown quite a few as an adult, LOL.

Thanks for giving it a go :)

Melanye K. said...

well that sucks!! blame the sucky weather, boo!

p.s. i love the new layout!!

pinkstripes said...

yes, these were very frustrating. Love your new blog design!

Jeannette said...

I finally got these made this past weekend. i'll be posting about them tomorrow :D

be sure to check your email for a message from me regarding the OSI portion of TWD. :)