Maria and the Kenwood - we did good!
I was really excited but daunted to unpack the box ready for my first challenge. I watched the tutorial video, which made it look simple, but I still had a few reservations.
The first step was to combine the pastry ingredients. This was quite easy to do, and the Kenwood Chef Titanium made light work of making the pastry, which is something I would have never have been brave enough to tackle before. Admittedly, I realised after that I had used the balloon whisk instead of the correct attachment but it seemed to make the pastry fine anyway!
I went to grate the cheese as in the video, but realised that the cheese provided was already grated - oh well, less washing up I guess!
As I was nervous I made a paper template to cut the pastry to calm my nerves about cutting the right size.
I took the rest of the prepping slowly to make sure I did everything just so, as I didn't want it to end up being an absolute disaster on my first try!
I eagerly awaited the buzzer of the oven to see if my slices came out. I was unable to see though the oven glass so it was a nerve-racking wait. As I sat wondering how they were going to turn out, I ended up leaving them in the oven for slightly too long and went into my usual panic mode!
I opened the door and wow! They looked browner than my fake tan!
I cut one open, everything looked great and the taste was pretty impressive considering!
I did think that the pastry was too slightly too thick, but all in all it was not a complete disaster! My son loved them, what kid wouldn't. My first proper pastry dish - I’m so proud.