I was considering joining in on SHF#5. I read several recipes for puffpastry in our cookbooks and on the net and got thoroughly intimidated. So I decided to buy frozen puff pastry. But I wasn’t really thinking it through and got phyllo pastry instead. Moira at Who Wants Seconds set me straight on the difference between the feuilles (thanks, Moira) and mentioned that she had used the puffpastry recipe in Baking With Julia. So I got it out of the library. Lovely book. And with the most wonderful apricot jam recipe that I droned on about earlier this week. And the croissant recipe looks fun too. But that’s not puff pastry either!
And I got to thinking about puff pastry. And (dare I say it??) I don’t really like puff pastry. Phyllo I like. But puff pastry? No. It’s just too… well… crumby. So that’s that. I’m just not going to do it. (Hey!! Maybe I should do something with puff pastry for IMBB#12!)
Now maybe I have never had great puff pastry. But what I’m really looking forward to making is goat cheese and apricot jam purses with that frozen phyllo dough I bought. We’re planning on making them on Sunday to have as dessert with friends who, like me, prefer savoury to sweet things.