Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Foto: Cream Puffs

Today's Friday Foto comes 100% courtesy of Kelli. She had a major craving for cream puffs, and conveniently enough, was able to repurpose and modify components of our Chocolate Eclair Cake to make it happen. I had the distinct pleasure of being able to sit back and simply enjoy the sweet fruits of her labor! Here's how she did it:

1. Make one batch of the eclair pastry dough as per the directions.
2. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
3. Drop large spoonfulls of dough, evenly spaced, onto a sheet pan. (You should get about 12 cream puffs or so.)
4. Bake until they're very golden brown, then remove from the oven and let cool completely. (As their name implies, the cream puffs will puff up with air while baking. Some will collapse or shrink as they cool. Don't worry. The big pocket inside created by the air will still be there!)
5. Make one batch of the vanilla cream filling, but increase the quantity of cornstarch to 1/3 cup. Chill.
6. Slice the cream puffs in half horizontally (across the equator) and fill with the vanilla cream filling.
7. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!

- Pete

5 comments:

gfe--gluten free easily said...

Oh, who doesn't love cream puffs? I usually make savory puffs, but now I want cream puffs! Thanks, Kelli. :-)

Shirley

peterbronski said...

Hey Shirley... What do you like to put in your savory puffs?

Cheers, Pete

gfe--gluten free easily said...

My top choice is chicken salad, then shrimp salad, and tuna salad. Chicken salad has historically been the filling for our party puffs. :-) I don't have to cut mine in half. I just tear a little hole into the dough. Works well, but I believe my puffs are a bit different from your puffs.

Shirley

theMom said...

My Celiac husband was just recently craving cream puffs. I've just requested your cookbook via inter library loan. I can't wait to try to make him some.

peterbronski said...

Hi theMom... Enjoy the cream puffs, and the cookbook!

Cheers, Pete