It's such a rainy day, perfect for some baking. I have had a package of Puff Pastry in the freezer forever and today was the day to use it. My sister told me she had used puff pastry to make butter tarts with great results. ( Both my sisters are fantastic bakers but the requisite gene missed me). So my butter tarts are a little disappointing. I don't know what I failed to do but in any case they are edible.
The ones with the chocolate really cooked over but I think the grandchildren will love them.
Another boxed mix I've had for a long time was a Duncan Hines carrot cake mix. When I looked at the dry mixture I couldn't see any carrots to speak of so added 2 cups of grated carrots and some dried cranberries in addition to the required ingredients. I think they'll be pretty good, especially with cream cheese icing, don't you think so?
So that's what I've been doing today. I hope you're having a productive Friday.