Tuesday, September 22, 2009

TWD - Cottage Cheese Pufflets


First of all, I want to apologize for missing so many great Tuesdays with Dorie picks this month...espresso cheesecake brownies...chocolate souffle...apple turnovers...they all are things I would love and do plan to make. Just not right now.

Instead, I'm jumping back in with Jacque (of Daisy Lane Cakes--I LOVE her blog!) She chose the cottage cheese pufflets for us to make, and she proved to me that she is a much better baker and all-around more patient person than I am (although we have some of the same feelings about garage sale early birds!)



Like many of the TWD bakers, I found this dough to be like trying to roll out and cut a batter, it just didn't cooperate for me. At a certain point, I threw up my sticky hands and decided to bake a half dozen of them, take photos and go to work. Mine are filled with Christine Ferber strawberry jam (from our trip to Paris) and/or jalapeno jelly (from Safeway; thanks to Kayte for the inspiration).

I was so frustrated with these that I was prepared to hate them. Imagine my surprise when I loved them! They were crispy and chewy at the same time. The one in which I mixed the strawberry jam and jalapeno jelly was the best...I love that sweet/spicy flavor profile. I will definitely freeze the rest and plan to make this one again. But not until it's winter. Cooler weather can only help this one stay together better.

If you'd like the recipe, stop by and visit Jacque.

21 comments:

vibi said...

OH! I'm so glad you loved them... nothing like such a surprise when you've had such a hard time working on something!

Well done, Leslie!

Megan said...

"Roll and cut batter" - that's a perfect analogy of this dough.

I found it to be a pain in the neck, quite honestly!

natalia said...

Ciao ! i loved them too ! I'm curious about your fillings !!

Jennifer said...

WOW! Jalapeno jelly, now THAT sounds amazing!!!!!

Lauryn said...

I seriously had the exact same experience! Just when I couldn't be any more frustrated...I tasted these and loved them!!! Welcome back!!

Flourchild said...

I felt the same way.They were a royal pain to make but quite tasty.

Clivia said...

I'm intrigued by the combination of sweet and savoury. I think this dough cried out for savoury. 'A' for effort!

Kim said...

I love the picture of all the different shapes. I had that going on too. I had some jalapeno spiced jelly in the fridge. I meant to use it and forgot until now. Damn. Sounds like those would have been a winner. Next time.

Kayte said...

Had a lovely time rolling these out...all these teeny tiny things! I love your different shapes.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

It's strang but I want to make these to see what the fuss is all about. I'll report back.

Pamela said...

Seems like I picked a good week to be lazy. Although, I missed out on the tasty result!

Mary Ann said...

I really like the combo of jams you have going on- I bet it was delicious! Your puffs are nice and golden!

Susan said...

Jalapeno jelly?! Sounds delish! I had problems with my dough too. But, they sure were delicious. Made mine with blackberry jam and Nutella. Mmmm. :)

Katrina said...

Mine wasn't quite so sticky (not sure why), but I floured the counter like crazy. Even so, it wasn't nearly as "batter-y" as yours looks. Nevertheless, these were good. Whatever the cottage cheese did, I liked the baked dough!

jillbert said...

It's great that you loved them! I bet that the jam from Paris made them extra delicious.

margot said...

Yay for a good TWD comeback! The jalapeno jelly sounds great, sweet/spicy is a yummy combo. I definitely encourage you to try both the chocolate souffle and the apple turnovers when you have a bit of free time for rewinds, they were both wonderful.

Talita said...

These look really yummy! I love cottage cheese!

Michele said...

I still have to make mine. Yours look awesome!

Jacque said...

Aah, thanks for the kind words and support. I haven't felt real lovable this week (at least from the TWD crowd) LOL. But hey, at least we can mark this one off the list and move on.

I'm glad you enjoyed them afterall. I'll bet that jalapeno and strawberry *was* good.

Thanks for baking along this week.

Tia said...

yours make me feel better about mine exploding all over the oven and leaking jam. lol.

TeaLady said...

Loved the dough taste, just not the work involved with them

Glad you really liked them.