Mondays are my day for trying out new recipes. At least, that is what I told myself. After yesterday, I may change my mind. I made this Gruyere, Potato and Onion Galette - with the easy flaky pastry. You make the pastry in the food processor. You start out by chopping up the butter into 1/2 inch pieces and freezing it for a good 20 minutes. Then you combine the butter and the flower in the food processor and pulse. Add water, knead and fridgerate. Easy. Right.
Well, somehow - the blade for my food processor was separated from the actual appliance and it took me 45 minutes to find it. Not, before I lost my temper and I had to remove myself from the kitchen in frustration. After resigning myself that I would have to remove all the canned goods from the cupboard - I eventually found it. Excellent. Onward. Then, after assembling the ingredients in the bowl, nothing happened. It is a bit tempermental - so I grabbed the handle of the bowl and tried to unlock it and the entire handle and half the bowl broke off in my hands rendering the entire machine useless. So, I had to make the pastry by hand - after allowing the butter to warm up to room temperature.
Not a good scene.
But, it did taste good.