Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Cottage Cheese Pufflets

I'm not really all that fond of cottage cheese. I can remember my mother eating it, a big pile of white looking goo . . . sprinkled with salt and pepper and sitting on a bed of lettuce. It did not look all that appealing to me and I got to taste it once and . . . suffice it to say, I didn't like it . . . not one bit.

I did happen upon some in Tesco, several years back when I was doing The Food Doctor Diet. It was made of full Jersey Cream and had sun dried tomatoes and black olives in it. I bought some to have on my baked sweet potato and it was quite delicious actually . . . so must have been the cream. And . . . I seriously doubt that it was diet food, but I did enjoy it . . .

Which brings us to today. Tuesdays With Dorie. That tasty baking group that bakes together, once a week, one delicious recipe from that equally delicious baking book, Baking, from my home to yours, by the also equally delicious baking authoress, Ms Dorie Greenspan.

This week's recipe was Cottage Cheese Pufflets, on pages 148 and 149, as chosen by Jacque of Daisy Lane Cakes .

Cottage Cheese pastry, wrapped around tasty little bits of jam. Hmmm . . . I wasn't quite sure about the pastry bit, but Dorie hasn't failed me yet, so I went for it. Besides . . . it would be a great way to empty all those little bits of jam left in the multitude of jars sitting in my fridge.

As usual, what with making dolls and such . . . I left it to the last minute and thought I would have plenty of time to do them during my two hour break on Monday afternoon. Alas, when I read the recipe it said that you needed to refrigerate the pastry for several hours . . . bummer. Anways, I made the dough, popped it into the fridge and crossed my fingers that I would get home from work early enough to make them last evening.

Well, I got home a bit later than usual, but no mind. I rolled them out while I was watching Coronation Street. (Oh that Molly, wouldn't you just like to shake her!! Along with a few other's of course) I cut them into circles, filled them with bits of jam and then waited while they baked, which didn't take long by the way . . .

OH MY GOODNESS!!! These are fabulous! Beautifully tender pastry, wrapped around tasty jam, and dusted with some icing sugar! Just look at how tender and puffy that pastry is . . . and how glorious that jam looks just peeping out!!

Of course I had a few blowouts! All the better!! I love tasty bits of oozing jam. Who doesn't??

Make these NOW. Hop on over to Jacque's page and grab the recipe, or better still buy the book. It's worth every penny. Thanks so much Jacque, for picking a fab recipe for us to bake!

In fact . . . jam for breakfast is good right? I think I know what I'll be chewing on shortly.

Don't forget to check out the blog roll and see some of the other lovely creations! Jam and cottage cheese . . . who knew??? Well . . . actually Dorie did! Thanks Dorie!

Next week, Carla of Chocolate Moosey has chosen Chocolate-Crunched Caramel Tart, pages 355-357.

Hmmmmm . . . sounds a bit dangerous!

If you are in the mood for a delicious stew, why not pop on over to The English Kitchen to see what's brewing up over there! A French Daube, that was fab, Fab, FABULOUS!


  1. Oh, my heavens, Marie... Look look very dangerously good! I could eat 10 of those in one go, I'm sure... but shouldn't--LOL! ;o) We're trying to cut the sugar intake here at our place...again--LOL! Hubby has such a sweet tooth though...*sigh* Hope your week is off to a good start there. Any chance of meeting up for a chat on MSN Messenger? LOVE YOU HEAPS, dear friend :o) ((BIG HUGS))

  2. Marie,

    I love you, I just love you! Thank you so much for the magical birthday card! I was sitting here grinning like a goober at my computer screen! And I adore the owls and cookbook (expect a post on them soon!) I feel even more terrible your present was delayed--can you ever forgive me?


  3. These look yummy. Love cottage cheese pastry. I may have to try these. Would be great for tea and as you said, would use up all those bits and dabs of jam!

  4. I don't like the low fat versions of cottage cheese but the ordinary ones are nice and you can get all sorts of flavours these days too. Keith often has cottage cheese and jam sandwiches for work.

    love, Angie, xx

  5. Yum your pufflets look so good and puffy! I hear you on the blow outs I had a few myself!

  6. Interesting combination, but I bet it tasted good! Those pufflets are so cute and purfy!

    Hope you are having a marvelous day Marie!


  7. How did you get your pufflets so flaky? Those look amazing. Well done!

  8. i have recently discovered that i LOVE cottage cheese-right out of the container(i know you are cringing right now! :) and wow, those pufflets looks so yummm!

  9. Oh my, would you look at those perfectly puffy pufflets? I am jealous, yours came out so beautifully.

    I'm so happy you enjoyed them and thanks for baking along this week in spite of your reservations.

  10. We like cottage cheese on Ritz Crackers sprinkled with Salad Supreme. OKAY...what does that tell you about my cooking skills. NOTHING like yours!!!! Loved catching up on your posts.
    Have a great day.

  11. Marie- your pufflets look amazing! It seems that many people really thought they weren't going to like these and were very surprised at how good they were. I didn't have such great luck, but I am glad you liked them!

  12. Hi Marie
    Once again your food is so delicious looking! You are amazing!
    Hugs, Rhondi


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