Saturday, February 25, 2012

Twirly Burlies: Formerly Known As Cottage Cheese Delights

One of the foods I'm planning to make for J's upcoming baby shower is was Cottage Cheese Delights.  They're a very simple pastry snack topped with a powdered sugar icing.  I originally planned on using a "rainbow theme" for the baby shower, but that gave J ideas of unwelcome unicorns.  So now the theme is more along the lines of "a splash of color", and none of those pesky unicorns will be allowed entrance.

In an attempt to add "a splash of color" to the cottage cheese delights I decided to try coloring the powdered sugar icing.  I divided it out into 5 separate bowls and added food coloring to make yellow, green, pink, green, and blue.


After I completed the first batch I texted J a picture so she could see the finished product.  This is the conversation that took place...


And so I give you...

Twirly Burlies: Formerly Known as Cottage Cheese Delights

Pastry
**all ingredients need to be room temperature**
1 cup butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups small curd cottage cheese
2 cups all purpose flour **do NOT substitute self- rising flour in this recipe**

Icing
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3-5 tbs milk
1 tbs butter, melted

Mix pastry ingredients together, chill overnight.  Divide into 4 equal parts.  Roll into a circle on floured surface.  Cut into pie wedges, roll each wedge into a crescent roll.  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.  Mix icing ingredients together, and frost while warm.

I find it's easiest to clean off the kitchen table and roll them out there.



You can determine how many this recipe yields and how big the crescents will be by how many wedges you cut.  I have found that a pizza cutter works best for cutting the dough into wedges.



Place the crescents on wax paper to apply the icing.  This makes clean up so simple.


Icing will need to be thin enough to drizzle from a spoon.  If you're doing the colored icing, I recommend doing one color at a time and drizzling from different directions with each one.


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