I have a problem. It's this: whenever a recipe says "Let chill" for any length of time, be it long or short, I know that I won't obey. I can't acquiesce. I get antsy, rebellious, and resentful. I want what I want when I want what I want. You see, I just can't chill.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
And maybe it is a metaphor for my life, too. I want what I want when I want what I want. I move forward with gusto. Even when chilling might be a better option. Even when the outcome would improve if I would just hang back a little and demonstrate some patience. But then again.....sometimes, when you ignore the rules and refuse to chill, it comes out just fine. Once in a while it even comes out divine.
Such was the case for today's TWD assignment for cottage cheese pufflets. A tender cottage cheese dough is patted down (chilled)-rolled out (chilled)-filled with jam (chilled) and baked. Adorable and supremely delicious baby-soft tartlets are the outcome. Nothing was lost for my impatience. They will warm the cockles of your heart, and quickly too if you don't chill. You must go here for the recipe, and you WILL want this recipe.
Follow it exactly, unless you don't want to. Move forward with gusto, and the reward will be sweet. Although, you might want to take a moment to relax when you bite in.
Mmmm. Blackberry Pufflets. And life, too. Chilling is optional.
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PS Thanks to all my readers for the crossword help (see below). You're all smarter than I am. You guessed Rita Moreno, and you were right. You better believe I'll be asking for help again this week.