Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Smart Shortcut!

As much as I love cooking and always try to make everything from scratch, I would like to point out that there is one shortcut I always take when making certain recipes. Anytime I make a recipe calling for puff pastry, I buy it pre-made from the supermarket, that’s one short cut I am not apologizing for. If you have ever made your own puff pastry then you know how incredibly time consuming it is, the whole process takes about 7 hours and I just don’t have the time or patience to do that, especially since it’s 7 hours of constant hands on action, if it just took me 10 minutes to prepare and then sat somewhere for 7 hours, that would be a different story, but this process involves having to fold and roll every 30 minutes and I don’t know about you but I know I can use that time to do plenty of other things. The supermarkets nowadays carry a wonderful puff pastry in the freezer section and you get 2 sheets of it for way less than 5 dollars so it’s totally worth it in my book. I always have Puff Pastry on hand because it's amazing for all sorts of recipes, so I figured I would share a few of my favorites with you.

Homemade Cheese Danishes have never been easier or more delicious with this recipe, my cousin Jaime asks me to make these for her every year for her birthday, she's obsessed with them and after you eat one you will understand why. These bad boys (or girls) are the bomb diggity! 

I'll take a croissant please! (I'm saying this out loud right now in a horrible French accent) let me ask you,  does flaky crust, gooey cheese, and salty ham sound like a combination made in food heaven or what?! It's impossible to eat just one of these, I like to serve them for brunch and they go super fast! 

The last recipe I'l leave you with is my chicken pot pie, one of the world's best and most delicious comfort dishes. Let me tell you this, it's not the best if it's not topped with puff pastry (I think anyway) and my friends and family would probably disown me if I brought this to the table and it wasn't topped with that buttery and flaky goodness. Just looking at it really makes my mouth water, you must make this like now!
Run to the grocery store and stock up on a couple boxes of Puff Pastry, unless you have the patience to make your own, in that case, please send me some, that would rock my world! 
Happy Cooking! 


  1. Laura on the puff pastry package it says to not refreeze after thawed. And your telling us that you can after you make the croissant that before you cook them you can just put them in the freezer till you are ready to cook them. Have you done this before?

  2. Hi Laura!
    I never buy puff pastry either. Not because I have better things to do... I'm just a little lazy :P haha.
    Btw I made your blueberry turnovers a little while ago!!!