This morning was it.
Every now and again, Dwayne has to bring in something for the department's morning tea. He never really worries about it, because hey, that's what his wife is for right? This time, like I said, I just wasn't looking forward to preparing something on the Thursday night/ Friday morning. I was just feeling lazy about it the whole week.
Yesterday I found the recipe for chocolate eclairs and I actually got really excited. I rang him up and told him that's what I would be making. He rang me up almost immediately and said one of his team members was allergic to chocolate. White chocolate's okay but chocolate itself, a big no-no.
My motivation went down the drain yet again.... I mean I was already picturing the photos of Miranda helping herself to a little eclair and then proceeding to smother herself all over with cream and choux pastry.
Dwayne then suggested I make salmon quiche. I guess quiches are big winners at morning tea so I grudgingly agreed.
Last night, we went to the supermarket to get the ingredients.
Came home and realised I didn't get the cream.
Two hours later, I realised I didn't even get the ready-made shortcrust pastry.
What a joke!!! I had to make shortcrust pastry from scratch for people who didn't even matter to me??!!! (Minus Dwayne.) Not to mention I wasn't even going to get a tiny bit of it.
Woke up at 6.15 this morning (on a Friday, when I can actually sleep in a little later) and started on the pastry. I needed to let it rest in the fridge for at least half an hour or so before I could roll it out. Normally, I prefer to rest it at least overnight but I couldn't be bothered to get covered in flour the night before. Like I said, I don't even know his new team members.
Do you know that the Internet is your best friend? I do. I found out I could make my own cream today.
3/4 cup milk and 1/3 cup butter.
All in all, instead of a relatively easy recipe that would usually take me 15 minutes top to make, I ended up spending over an hour on it.
It was also because I had no faith in my shortcrust pastry so I decided to cheat and make mini quiches instead. More work on rolling the dough out but shorter time to bake.
I was actually hoping to try one but The Mister took all to work.
I love leeks!
I'm just awaiting the verdict from Dwayne's team members now. Hah!