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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A good day for cooking

Today I was feeling homecky so I donned one of my vintage aprons and took my own pic. I chose this particular apron for its full coverage... half aprons are for tidy women and I am not so much a tidy woman. When I cook, I get messy. And I fully intend to cook today... it's 17 degrees and even the cats don't want out ... a good day to try out a puff pastry cutter I scored at a recent auction (yea, it was at the bottom of the box).

A vol-au-vent cutter is a pretty cool gadget if you like prissy French food (which I do), but not very practical since it's useful for only one purpose... cutting puff pastry into a fish shape. After the pastry is baked, the bottom stays anchored, while the cut-out pulls off leaving a nice oval depression in the base that you can fill with creamed seafood, sweetbreads, or whatever savory mix you crave... then you put the little lid back on top and ta da! magnifique!
We'll see how that works out. I'll post a pic if it turns out share worthy.

1 comment:

  1. Now, I would have thought that was an odd cookie cutter--thanks for the lesson. I love your photo btw!