Tuesday, September 22, 2009

TWD--I Think They Should Be Called Jam Pufflets or Something Like That (We don't say that other two words in the title around our house, although I love it!)

Today's Tuesday's With Dorie recipe was chosen by Jacque (What a talent she is!) of Daisy Lane Cakes.  The recipe from Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home To Yours used a(nother) flaky pastry dough (similar to last week).  This dough was very wet and many complained that it was hard to work with, especially as it became room temperature quickly after it had been chilled.  I just used lots of flour on the counter and didn't have any sticking problems.  I worked quickly and made sure I had everything else I needed ready to go.  Although it's wooden and not marble like some, I also threw my rolling pin in the freezer for a couple hours.  I think it helped.

I made half the recipe.  I cut circles not squares.  And then as Kevin put it, "you just can't follow a recipe exactly, can you?"--I came up with lots of fun things to put inside.  The recipe only suggested jam.  I did some with jam.  Raspberry.  They're good.

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That would have been a lot of raspberry pufflets had I done them all that way.

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So I didn't.  I made a couple with some chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.  Yep, that's right.

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I had fun looking in the cupboard for things that would be fun and yummy.  I made some with mini chocolate chips, coconut, and almonds.  They were "joy"ous!

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I made a couple as Smore's.  That's right.  Marshmallow Creme, chocolate and graham cracker crumbs.

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A few of them I added the raspberry jam and threw in some pecans, too.  I know, I'm nuts!  But they're good ;)  Also made one with just some chocolate chips. 

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There was still all the scrap dough left.  I balled it up and wrapped it back up and put it in the fridge to chill again.  Then I didn't feel like rolling, cutting, filling, pinching together, and venting anymore, so I made a pufflet galette.  After rolling the dough out thin, I used the rest of the raspberry jam I had out and spread that on the bottom, then I sprinkled the remaining coconut over that.  Followed by some chopped pecans and almonds and the mini chocolate chips.  THIS, my friends, is delicious!  A wonderful combination of flavors!  Perfect because I didn't have to put such a small dab of filling on it, I didn't have to pinch anything or vent it with holes.  I brushed some milk on the dough then sprinkled it with sugar.

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Crusty, flaky things are dangerous for me.  I like them.  I eat too much.  I should have quartered the recipe.

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I love crust.  Oh, I said that already. 

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I like the filling, too.  It all went great together. 

Thanks, Jacque, although this was similar to last weeks turnovers, I had fun playing around with it.  Check out all the other pufflets in TWD Land for more creative deliciousness.

Come on back next Tuesday's, (I may not post again until then as I'll be going out of town in a few days for a short time--Food BlogHer's unite in San Francisco baby!   I'll be having a giveaway you'll definitely want to see!

38 comments:

Pamela said...

Holy Cow, Katrina! I don't know how you get all of these variations done. Impressive. That galette looks divine, though!! I didn't get to bake this week...sheer laziness. Great job!

The Trinigourmet said...

Wow! You really ran with this week's challenge :) Very impressive, and even better, very yummy! :)

BigSis said...

They all look awesome! I have to try the raspberry variety before I forget! I think halving or quartering the recipe would be a good idea for me too, otherwise I'll have to buy bigger pants.

Amber Marie said...

Wow - so many yummy combinations! They all look great!

Megan said...

You creative little vixen! You knew I'd be drooling over the pb.

BUT - I did Nutella, so at least I made a variation you didn't!

Is everyone on the planet going to SF? I swear, at least everyone I know is!

Isabelle said...

ils sont vraiment très réussis, et toutes ces garnitures...c'est très gourmand !
moi, non plus, je n'ai pas eu de difficulté avec la pâte, qui est vraiment excellente :)

Karen said...

How cool that you tried all of the different things in the middle. Chopped reeses has to be my favorite. I was thinking about what I could put in mine also since hubs doesn't really like jam. Maybe when I get to make these I will try that too! Who needs to completely follow directions when you get such great results!

Flourchild said...

I think you just try to make me so hungry everytime I come to visit your blog! I love all your fillings and Im so glad you enjoyed this recipe too!

vibi said...

OH! WOW! What a decadent flvour combination! Mmmmm... Not Almond Joy, but oh! something I thought would never come together in the same sentence... Cottage Cheese Joy! LOL LOL LOL

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Wow! I love all the combinations you've come up!! The galette must have been pure heaven! I hope to try a slice soon!!

jillbert said...

All of the fillings look delicious! I really love the galette - maybe if I would have tried something like that it would have worked out better for me. Have fun at the conference!!

myfamousrecipe said...

Fantastic! I am so impressed by your pantry, stocked with all those delicious treats to be used as fillings. Very nice.

Nina said...

Holy Guacamole! You had me at "Reeses Peanut Butter Cups". Very impressive variety of fillings! I LOVED this recipe! Yours look amazing.

Jennifer said...

Wow, that galette looks fabulous! I still have half of the dough leftover, so I'm really thinking of following your lead, it sounds so much easier and delicious, too!

Emily said...

What variety! I love it. Excellent job.

I would like the peanut butter cup pufflet.

Clivia said...

Okay, you're officially evil. You've turned this difficult dough into a full page of masterpieces. I want to try all the flavours. Do you know how much work that is? Oh, yeah, you do. Beautifully done!

Susan said...

Peanut butter cup!?! Oh man, wish I had thought of that. I did blackberry jam with Nutella and toasted chopped hazelnuts, and that was yummy. Yours look divine! :)

Kim said...

These all look wonderful. I wish I would have thought to make a galette with the dough. You always amaze me with the flavors you come up with. Lucky family.

Kayte said...

I am always in awe of your creativity when I visit over here...you have the best and most creative ideas always. PB & J in one is absolutely inspired, as are the rest, and they look so perfect. I may have to revisit these again even though I didn't think I was going to...and make them a little larger! The galette was truly inspired and absolutely gorgeous. I think you win this week.

Mary Ann said...

What a great combination of fillings! I think I would have wanted to try tasting each and every one of them. I really like what you did with the leftover dough, better than dumping it in the trash like I did.

Sarah said...

Wow, so many fillings!! They all look delicious! I especially love your galette. It looks amazing!

Jaime said...

smores pufflets?!?! mmmmmmmmmmmm

LilSis said...

Okay; you are officially killing me with these! OMG!!! I'm not even a sweet eater, but the ones with the Reeses PB cups looked awesome and then the ultimate for me are the ones like an almond joy; coconut,chocolate, and almonds...Pure heaven!

Cathy said...

Your Pufflets Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken look incredible -- ALL of the varieties (and we can always count on you to give us variety!) I laughed and laughed at the title of your post - yeah, cottage cheese anything just really doesn't sound appetizing. But this pastry was delicious - I agree with you!

noble pig said...

I think pufflets is a good name, they are stunning!

Jayne said...

You are amazing!! All of those looked fabulous! And the galette! I might just have to do that with my scraps, too, since they're still in the fridge....

Jess said...

How creative and delicious those pufflets look! Mmm, PB cups.

isa said...

Wow, you are so creative! I love all your flavors, but the ones with coconut, chocolate and almonds... Mmm!
Have fun at the conference!

Deborah said...

I love all of the different fillings you did - yum!

Romaine said...

Pufflet Galette? That's what I'm doing with the remaining dough in my fridge. Just couldn't muster the energy to make more miniatures but I can do the big one. Thanks for the idea

TeaLady said...

Love ALL your variations. Makes me wish, "Now why didn't I think of that.....". And especially love the rustic tart with the left overs. Fantastic!!!

spike. said...

amazing work! I had some fun with the variations too

bakingwiththeboys said...

I am glad you don't follow the recipes. I love to see all of your variations.

Leslie said...

That galette is a great way to deal with this dough! The flavors you came up with all sound great but the final one (in the galette) is truly inspired.

I wish I signed up for BlogHer Food (I'm on the waiting list but don't expect to get in). I know you'll have a great time!

Liz said...

You always have the best flavor variations! You should post a day early to give the rest of us time to copy. :) I'm especially into the Almond Joy one...have to keep that in mind for next time.

The Purple Foodie said...

Look like such an awesome version of pop tarts!

Kay said...

I love your creativity! I need to try these cute lil things sometime!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow what a fun trip love the pictures lol rebeca