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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Light, Flaky Deliciousness

 Hello Again From the French Hen's Nest, 


  I may not have mentioned it before, but I'm not too big on cooking.  I did all of that when my children were young, and now I take it easy.  My daughter is the cook now, she loves to cook, she will pour a glass of wine, and enjoy every minute in the kitchen.   And of course, everything she cooks is delicious.  I'd like to say she got that  from me, but I'd be lieing.  I do love eating food, and reading recipes, and even daydreaming about actually cooking it.  But this doesn't happen too often.

  I went to a craft show, a couple of weekends ago, and while there, had this great pastry with spinach inside, and I've been thinking about it (it was that good), and decided that I could probably make them myself.  Only I was thinking that broccoli would be even better.  I had a can of Great Value Flaky Biscuits that I bought a couple of weeks ago to make donuts with my grandchildren, but that never happened.  These were perfect for the  job.  I cooked a frozen bag of broccoli well done, and was ready to go.  I took the biscuits apart, and stretched them out a little, then I put a few pieces of broccoli, a small piece of cheese, and put the biscuits back together again.  Then stuck them in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350, until they were golden brown. And I have to say they tasted even better than the pastry I had at the Convention Center.  Can you see the flaky deliciousness?

  I only made five of them, and decided to make donut holes with the few left over.  I had read just last week on a blog that you shouldn't use flaky biscuits for donuts, but how about for the holes?  I rolled them into balls, heated my vegetable oil, and dropped them in.  They cooked quickly to a golden brown,  but they were no longer holes, they were flaky pastries.  They don't look golden brown because they are coated with  cinnamon, and powdered sugar.  And they may not be pretty, but they were so light, flaky and delicious.  

   I always get inspired by reading your great recipes, and your pictures of food, so maybe I'll be doing this more often.

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Till Nest Time,


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  1. Hi Jeannie,
    Your flaky broccoli pastries sound delicious! The donut holes too were yummy, I'm sure. I must give your broccoli pastries a try; love cheese and broccoli. Thanks for sharing this with my HOME and enjoy your weekend.


  2. Thanks so much for stopping in!! I am not big on cooking either. I know how to but I do not enjoy it!!


  3. I don't cook like I used to either, although I do enjoy cooking and especially eating!
    Every now and then I'll do a big cookin' with lots of old favorites. I think I'll give the broccoli bites a try though, flaky good and easy, too?! Sounds like a winner! Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. Hi Patti, hope you are doing well. Thanks so much for stopping by. These may not be pretty, but they are delicious.


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