Tuesday, September 22, 2009

TWD: Cottage Cheese Pufflets


They're adorable - just like mini turnovers.


Oops... too much jam...

Jacque of Daisy Lane Cakes decided on Cottage Cheese Pufflets for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe.

I love recipes that use the food processor. I love not having to cut in butter by hand when making pastry and how you can whip up a batch of amazing pizza dough in seconds flat. My 12 "Engine Red" Kitchen Aid 12 cup food processor is definitely one of my favorite kitchen appliances - second only to my "Licorice" 6 quart Kitchen Aid Professional 600 stand mixer. I only wish I had enough counter space for it so I can display it and also avoid the hassle of having to take it in and out of the box. There's only enough room for one large KA appliance that at the moment, the mixer is it. Hmm... can you say 'brand loyalty'? I've read recently in America's Test Kitchen/Cooks Illustrated that the new Cuisinart stand mixer is as good as if not better *gasp!* than the KA mixers. I refuse to believe it and I stand by the tried and true, lol. Plus, you just can't beat KA's amazing selection of mixer colors, right? I would have liked a pink one and would have gotten a pink one if they had it in the model I wanted. Unfortunately, at the time they only the pink one in 4 and 5 quart bowl sizes.



Okay, enough chatter. Let's get back to the recipe. These pufflets are so cute. Simplicity at its finest. I admire the way Dorie transforms a few simple ingredients into something ingenious and delicious. Who knew that a pastry made using cottage cheese could result in something similar to puff pastry? Dorie writes that these are good even without the jam filling, but I opted to follow the recipe all the way and fill them with jam because my mantra is: You can never have too much sugar! For the recipe, visit the Daisy Lane Cakes (link in the first paragraph of this entry) or Google "Cottage Cheese Pufflets".

8 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

The new Cuisinart mixers are getting a lot of publicity, but the thing just looks too large & clunky for me!

I love KA stuff, too. I also have a KA Pro-6 stand mixer!

Amanda said...

Yours turned out beautifully! I heart my KA too. :)

Jacque said...

I hear you on the KA, I think I'll have mine buried with me when I finally go, LOL.

Great job on the puffs! They're so flaky! I'm glad you enjoyed them and thanks for baking along this week :)

spike. said...

I overfilled a bunch too! glad you liked them

sarahe said...

yours look so great and well puffed!

Liz said...

Hee, now I need to go give my KA mixer some love. Your pufflets look fantastic, great job!

jillbert said...

Your pufflets look great! I love my KA mixer too - it has not let me down!

Leslie said...

You were very smart to use flour to roll yours out...I think that was part of my problem. I also refuse to believe Cuisinart makes as good a mixer as KA, but I love my Cuisinart food processor. I would love to get a newer KA to get a fun color, but I also have the 6 quart and it's hard to justify giving it the boot just to get another color.