Tuesday, September 22, 2009

TWD - Cottage Cheese Pufflets


This week’s TWD recipe is Cottage Cheese Pufflets chosen by Jacque of daisy Lane Cakes (you have to check out Jacque’s blog – it’s one of my favourites!). This was an interesting recipe – one I probably would have by-passed if I wasn’t baking with the group. It sounds very interesting and it is. Interestingly it is in the cookie section of the book – the name of the recipe to me indicates little muffin like cheese puffs, but these are in fact cookie type creations.

I only made a quarter of the recipe as I had done some other baking over the weekend and Dorie (quite rightly) advised that the pufflets are best eaten on the day of baking. The cookies are little squares of pastry made with butter, a little sugar, cottage cheese and flour. The dough is a very soft one and you have to chill it well before rolling out. I ended up making little square puffs rather than triangle and being the impatient person that I am, I didn’t roll the dough out as thinly as was recommended. Each little pufflet has a small dollop of jam in the centre (I used raspberry jam).

I liked these better than I thought I would. Although, I think they were at their best when they were still warm from the oven. I actually the pastry of these would be nice made with something savoury inside – like some pesto and prosciutto. I don’t think I would make them again as a sweet something though.

See what the other TWDers though of the pufflets here.

10 comments:

jillbert said...

They look great Tammy! That's a good idea to fill them with something savory.

Engineer Baker said...

I agree, these were wonderful soon out of the oven. After a little while, they got a bit greasy, imo. Yours look wonderful, and pesto in them? Yum!

pinkstripes said...

I like your square version. They look great!

Cakelaw said...

I agree that these would have been better as somehting savoury - the cheesy quality to the pastry lends itself better to savoury. Yours look perfect!

Leslie said...

Your squares look much less fussy than the triangles do. I made some of mine with jalapeno jelly, and I agree with you that savory is the way to go with these. Pesto...mmm...

Jules Someone said...

Those look lovely. My patience ran out before I did much with these.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

you are right--savory would be good!

Jenn H in San Diego said...

I did both squares and triangles, mostly due to not being able to make even squares to start with. Love your idea about the pesto - yum!

TeaLady said...

Those look tasty.

They were pretty good, but awful lot of trouble for little bites of yum.

Jacque said...

I like your little rectangle version... that looks so much easier than triangles. They look so perfect!

Thanks for baking along this week :)