I can't find any fresh cake yeast any where.....so I decided to make the next best dough. Puff Pastry.
You know, the mother of all pastry doughs!I always thought once you mastered this dough, you could pretty much accomplish anything! (that sounds pretty pompous!)
I dug out my trusty recipe, you remember, the one that started my whole teaching gig. I had some President butter in the fridge this time. My homage to France! I'm always surprised to find little French friends in the grocery. A cool morning and I was prepping my detrempe!
Again, all was well in the baking world and I had some great dough to play with.
Easy to roll out and shape. I had some Serrano ham in the fridge along with feta and thought a little lunch 'braid' would work well.
My next pastry temptation was a cream cheese cherry turnover. I added a little lime zest and it really brought the cream cheese mix to life.
Guess what I found at the grocery today? Yep.....fresh yeast. Got my Croissant recipe out again. I'm on my way to make some dough. I'm thinking Almond Croissant & Pain au Chocolate this time. What do you think??