The Hard Way
I love doing unnecessary things, and I’m good at them. I run ridiculous distances when not being chased, am a meticulous Christmas present wrapper, and a refrigerator door alphabetizer. That’s why I am determined to make guava pastries from scratch even though I haven’t been able to pull off the puff pastry. I tried again this afternoon with a dough I had made, and I ended up with guava scone/pop tarts instead. To add insult to injury, I made a second batch with frozen Trader Joe’s artisan pastry that puffed pretty and were much less trouble. Still, no sense of ownership on the Trader Joe’s, so I’ll just have to keep trying.