Monday, October 25, 2010

Puff Pastry

I can’t not explain how frustrated I get when I get a recipe stuck in my head and things don’t go as planned. I was at Target and came across the November issue of Everyday Food, and saw a section about savory pies. There was a recipe for a Puff Pastry Pie filled with Ham and Gruyere. After drooling all over the pages I knew this had to be my dinner for Sunday, so I set things in motion.

Ran to the grocery store, got some yummy maple glazed ham, pesto jack cheese and off to pick up my pastry puff. Where is the puff pastry, I walked around the store for 15 minutes looking for pastry puff. I finally found someone who worked there and when I asked what section it would be in, he looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language.

What is this puff of pastry you speak of lady…REALLY GUY… according to the 3 stores I called, Puff Pastry is a seasonal product and won’t be on the shelves for another week or two. In what world is Puff Pastry a seasonal item, I mean I love to stuff my face with that flaky goodness all year round. So my whole dinner plan went down the drain.

Has anyone tried making puff pastry from scratch?

1 comment:

Danae - The Busty Baker said...

I had the same problem of no one knowing what I was talking about at the store when I couldn't find marzipan! The little teenage boy that was in the aisle stocking the shelves looked at me like I was a complete nut. I tried to explain that it was sort of similar to fondant.. still got the glazed over blank stare.. Finally he had to call the manager to ask, who proceeded to walk me to the international foods aisle and hand me chocolate covered marzipan candy.. Close.. But not quite.