Saturday 1 September 2012

The pastry games

Compared with the average human being, I probably make pastry quite frequently. And as a general rule it turns out alright. Not this time...

A friend was visiting for lunch and I decided that instead of going out, I'd cook for her. Out came the pie cookbooks and I settled on a quiche.

Hmmm... All I can say is never, ever rush pastry making. I was in a bit of a hurry and misread/ignored the "let it rest in the fridge for 30mins" instruction. I cannot for the life of me remember if this was a conscious decision or the result of rushing too much.

The result...
Oh dear.

Seeing as I was already running late, I definitely didn't have time to start again. What to do?!

We went out for lunch.

P.S. That evening I had a lot more time on my hands and remade the pastry case. It can out much better and the final quiche wasn't bad either :)


Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I really like pie but don't make it that often because I don't always have the patience to make the pastry, and it never turns out as good as my moms does anyway. Sigh, I probably just need more practice!

Elle said...

Ditto what Christy said! I think my Mother made the best pastry ever!

My niece made a nice gluten-free pie when we went to visit a few weeks ago so am going to give that a try soon.

Your quiche looks delish!

Cathy said...

Glad it worked out in the end