Sunday, July 18, 2010

Coffee Klatch - Promise to A Virgin Pastry Board

Yesterday I watched the Julie & Julia movie....again.  I love that movie.  I like to watch it on my laptop while I'm paying bills.  It has a calming effect.  I've always wanted to cook my way through a cookbook, so I'm going to give it a try.  My choice is "Baking With Julia," which was based on the PBS series.  I've watched every episode that I could and now I record this series so I can enjoy them over and over.  There was one show that stands out in particular.  I can't remember who the guest chef was or which recipe was being made, but Julia Child actually cried when she tried it....as the guest chef stood next to her with an astonished look on her face.

So, to begin, I bought a new pastry board. I'd like to make it a promise. 

Message to My Pastry Board:  Welcome to our home little wooden board.  You have been untouched by meat, vegetables, fruit, play dough, and other non-pastry ingredients.  I promise to take good care of you and to never let anything touch you except pastry dough, pie dough, bread dough, savory and sweet dough.  Never will meat drain its bloody juices on you.  Never will you smell like garlic or onions.  I will not let you swim in water causing you to warp and dry out.  Together, we will make beautiful pastries, breads, and pies.  When I am no longer able to roll or knead dough, I will make sure you are given to someone who can carry on our mission. 

1 comment:

A Year on the Grill said...

Oh good luck with this. I love the idea of cook through projects (I have two working right now, and getting ready for 2 more).

Will be excited to follow your progress