This week for TWD Jacque of Daisy Lane Cakes decided on Cottage Cheese Pufflets, on pages 148 and 149 of Baking: From My Home to Yours. FYI, for those of you who hate cottage cheese, you cannot taste it at all, so don’t let that hold you back.
First, this dough is really tough to work with, no matter how many tricks you try. I rolled the dough in a ziplock plastic bag, but it was so sticky that I had to freeze it solid just to be able to cut it out of the bag. And it turns out that I didn’t let the dough thaw enough, so when I tried to make the little triangles, the dough cracked. As you can see from the photo below, these did not come out looking too nice. But despite all that, these little morsels are tasty and addictive! I would make them again, but I think that next time I’m going to treat the dough like rugelach, and save myself a lot of aggravation. Great pick, Jacque, my husband and I loved these.
Tips: chill or freeze the dough a lot during the whole process. And use a top quality jam because you will definitely taste it. I used We Love Jam’s Apricot, and Stonewall Kitchen’s Wild Maine Blueberry. Yum.
And because I never made the World Peace/Korova cookies, I decided to remedy that oversight this week. I used Pernigotti chocolate and mini chocolate chips. I really liked these cookies, especially the fleur-de-sel, but I thought the cottage cheese pufflets were a lot better, and that’s saying something!