Cottage Cheese Puff Pastry
This is an easy cheater puff pastry recipe from my mother-in-law. She would always make lemon crescents with these, but you can use it for sweet or savory appetizers, turnovers, strudel, or any recipe requiring puff pastry. This comes together for me very quickly and easily, perfect for someone intimidated by pastry recipes!
Baking margarine can be substituted for butter.
You can also make the pastry by placing cottage cheese, butter, and flour in the bowl of a food processor; pulse several times until a soft dough forms. Knead and form dough as instructed in Step 2.
This dough will be soft and spongy; the whole process of bringing the dough together, gently kneading, and folding will only take a minute or two.
Freeze remaining uncooked dough for future use, or leave in the fridge for up to 5 days.
For jam-filled crescents: drop 1 teaspoon jam in center of each triangle; roll up triangles and bake as directed.
Baked crescents can be stored at cool room temperature, covered, for up to 5 days or refrigerated.