Thursday, October 1, 2009

Chicken & leek vol au vents

No, these are not DB vol au vents, it is only a mere coincidence - also, my lovely hay coloured puff pastry stacks are store bought.

Another month has come and gone.

As a child the days dragged like a heavy anchor, seeming to take an eternity to pass. Along came graduation and it was as if I was on fast forward; forget to hit pause and weeks flew by without any recollection as to what events they had contained. Ask me what I did last week, and without my trusted diary in hand I would stare at you blankly wondering what day it is.

I guess youth is wasted on the young, although I don't think a life like Benjamin Button's would be any better. Before I get ahead of myself, I am still young, not climbing-trees-and-enjoying-sleepovers-with-my-girlfriend's-young, but young enough to still ignorantly enjoy lying in the sun (with sunscreen) without thinking of the damage it will inevitably cause down the track (although I think this too will be over soon).

But I digress, time is abundant as long as I live in the moment rather than sleepwalking through it. For instance I went many places and did many things today whilst also having time to read a book and get a head start on dinner. I also saved time by buying pre-made vol au vents, leaving me more time to spend with my husband and dog. I was definitely a time-utiliser today.

ease: 4.5/5.
prep time: 15mins to pastry stage.
cooking time: 15mins.
total: 30mins.

taste: 4/5. Ryan said they taste better than they smell. He loved the buttery pastry and creamy chicken.

would I make it again: Yes.

recipe: Chicken & leek vol au vents


  1. lmao @ taste better than they smell. They look pretty delicious, I couldn't imagine them smelling weird

  2. Your vol au vents sound delicious! Thanks for sharing:)

  3. Time DOES fly by!!!! I cant believe it! I had to laugh at your sun bathing comment..Im much the same.
    These au vents look SO good! Something I havent tried but am inspired to-by you! thanks!