Last night I had some people coming over for dinner - didn't really know how many, wasn't sure if the dessert would actually show up, and I was already cooking, so I thought why not go ahead and make the break-ups, you can always hide them if a fabulous dessert walks through the door! And besides, I was already practicing being flexible after a semi-last-minute reminder that one of my guests doesn't eat meat (I knew that!) - out with the hachis parmentier, in with the scallops in caramel orange sauce! Oh, but that's next week's story...
The only bad part is that when I'm cooking for people, rather than my blog, I can sometimes get out of sequence... oops! I kind of already started when I remembered that I should be taking pictures. Hmmm.
|simplest of ingredients... butter, sugar, flour salt, water|
|dry ingredients mixed, and ready for the butter!|
my poor, 30-year-old Cuisinart!
I keep thinking of getting a new one, but then... I just don't
|the baked and cooling break-up|
smells wonderfully of butter, and looks pretty ok, I think!
|as you can see, the break-up made it's way to the table after all|