When it comes to dinner parties I always figure in an escape plan for all of my dishes. Sometimes I wish I had an escape route for myself. I'll plan a menu, but something always comes up. You can plan the most intricate prep plan in the world but I guarantee you, there will be times where you'll have to change your game plan.
Like say, for instance you were planning to do an amazing recipe from your Epicurious IPhone App. It goes perfectly with your menu and you know it will be a great dessert. Let's say, said dessert is Key Lime Cannoli with Mango puree. The hitch in this recipe is the making of the cannoli which in this case was a cookie-like cannoli that you bake, take out of the oven and then place on cannoli molds. This is something that can be time consuming if you have a
My escape plan was puff pastry. Instead of the cannoli shells I decided to use puff pastry. I cut them into squares and then cut a 1/2 inch border on two opposing corners (not all the way) and then folded each to the other side. It creates a little puff pastry basket to cradle the key lime mascarpone filling.
It was a delicious way to end my Florida Dinner Party.