Thursday 5th May 2011
If I said, I could count on one hand the things I can do well, I would be exaggerating. But one thing I have learnt to do well is make short crust pastry. It’s one of those things that, the more you do, the easier it becomes and the better it gets. I kid you not when I say, it is very easy to make and yet it is something that people prefer to buy ready-made.
I have, and have had a fear, or apprehension, of cooking certain dishes or cooking with special ingredients. Like pasta for example. In theory it’s easy to make; just flour and eggs right? But I have only ever made it once. It was edible but the pasta maker remains in the cupboard collecting dust as I type. It just seems like too much hard work. Every time I see it in the cupboard I think about when I first started making short crust. It was as labour intensive as making the pasta. I know that if I did it more often I would get good at it. But alas, in the cupboard it stays.
I am going to make pasta again and I urge you to try making pastry.
And if you do already, ignore the above. 😉
Zephy’s verdict on the meal;
“Nice…what is it Daddy?”