I bought myself a new toy in honor of launching my blog: a Cuisinart food processor. My old cheap one languished in my cupboard for about eight years until recently when I tried to use it again. Tried would be the operative word.
My goal was simple. I need to crush Oreo cookies into crumbs. Easy peasy.
Oreos in the container. Check.
Lid firmly on the container. Check.
Press pulse. Uh-oh.
Crumbs flew everywhere. On my counters. On me. Everywhere but in the bowl. My processor had a weird side chute that apparently had it’s own lid. Oops.
I did what any reasonable person would do. I stood in the kitchen sputtering non-repeatable words until finally retreating to my bedroom to take a nap, hoping it was a nightmare. It wasn’t. But it was the end of my food processor. The needed lid had disappeared, thus making it unusable. Farewell Oreo-spewing food processor – I won’t miss you.
Now onto this beauty. I poked at it. It didn’t poke back. I promised to use it frequently. It promised to not spew over my counters. Or me. Excellent.
I decided my first recipe using my new food processor would be an apple galette. It is amazing with a tender, flaky crust topped with cinnamon-spiced apples. It’s a perfect dish to welcome Fall.