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Friday, September 10, 2010

Cream Puffs

I wish I could say, I have been baking up a storm but I haven't.  The last event I went to wiped me out of all my flour, sugar, eggs, and butter.  Instead I attended a cream puff class with The Husband.  One of the local blogger, Joelen hosted a class how to make puff pastry.  I really wanted to take this class.  My last attempt in making cream puffs,  I was totally satisfied with the results.  I felt that the crust should have been a little more cruncher and mine was really soft.  The Husband would totally deny it but he likes these type of classes.  He actually listens and takes notes.  I actually made him do all the steps since I have already made them.  I was mainly seeking techniques and what I did wrong.  Did you know there is a two step bake?  I did not know that or that you should poke a hole into them so the stream would be released.  I'm totally keeping that in mind the next time I try cream puffs.  The recipe we used is Alton Browns and it made a great crust on the cream puffs.  Joelen also did a little twist on the filling.  She made the traditional vanilla cream filling but she also made one and added whipped cream.  I fell in love with that recipe.  It added a great lightness to the filling.  Joelen introduced 6 different types of cream puffs:
- Profiteroles (cream puffs)
- Eclairs

- Fruit Filled Choux Pastry Ring
- Parmesan Cheese gougeres
- Goat Cheese & Herb Gougeres
- Bacon & Cheddar Gougeres

I was actually surprised by the savory ones.  I can't wait to try them again.  Here is a tip, do not over beat the batter.  It didn't seem to keep the form as well.

I'm getting a little better at pipping.  He didn't do that bad either


Ohh, I think he is becoming a professional


Just looking at this, I want some




This didn't last long in my hands, I immediately stuffed the whole thing in my mouth.

I'll try to post the recipes on this later today.  Again, I forgot the recipes at home :(

19 comments:

  1. I used to make these all the time. My kids loved them. Don't you think they're fun to make?

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  2. I love cream puffs especially when it’s filled with chocolate cream, yum!

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  3. i hate when i forget the recipes at home. i always post from my work office...i'm a great employee i know. haha. but when i forget the recipes it drives me crazy all day. haha

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  4. @Mother Rimmy - oh yes, I loved the process.
    @jana@cherryteacakes.com - I do all my posting and comments at work. It is bad but you do what you can :D

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  5. I love cream puffs! My mom used to have them at dinner parties and I think I could eat the whole bowl myself! Learning to make them was bad because now I can make them and eat them all!

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  6. mmmm cream puffs. We used to have them at my brother's bday when we were kids and we ate sooo many of them in one time!

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  7. I always forget about cream puffs. So easy and versatile, and everyone is always impressed.

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  8. Wow! These look just heavenly. Especially with the chocolate sauce dripping off the top. I could eat at least five!

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  9. I haven't made cream puffs in years.Your photos look so good that I'm tempted to try making them again.

    Anna
    http://annastable.blogspot.com

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  10. Whah....total fun! I'm sure it's so fun making this in so many different shapes and eating them, drizzled all over with chocolate sauce :) Would love to try one day.

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  11. What a fun class! This definitely makes me want to give cream puffs a try!

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  12. That's fun that you and your hubby take cooking classes together!! I love making cream puffs too, I think they are rather easy, and delicious of course!

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  13. I've never made cream puffs before, but I'll have to try, step out of my box. Yours look wonderful!

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  14. Pâte à choux (the dough used for cream puffs, éclairs, etc.) is a great tool once you get the hang of it. Kudos to you for learning and improving your technique! Remember, the only way to get better is to practice! (And then eat the results, of course.) ;)

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  15. We love cream puffs - I haven't made them in such a long time!

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  16. Oh goodness, that dripping chocolate is like a magnet for a hungry mouth :)

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  17. I love making cream puffs. You can be so creative with them.

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