Monday, June 22, 2009

Choux Pastry Part 2 - Profiteroles


I am feeling as light as a choux puff! Why? Because this second batch of choux pastry I made is even better than the first! I guess practice does make perfect :) I allowed the choux dough to dry-mix longer during the stirring stage and I think that accounted for the wonderful airiness of the puffs this time.


(Left) You know your choux puff is done right when it is light, airy and has a large cavity on the inside, (Right) Filled with ice-cream ... and the melting starts NOW!

Today, I made profiteroles with the choux pastry. There was a tub of ice-cream in my freezer which I had bought specially for this. It was such a hot, humid day and cold, creamy profiteroles were the perfect way to beat the heat.

However, (no) thanks to the heat, I had an uphill task taking photos! The ice-cream and chocolate sauce melted like butter on warm toast. On top of that, everyone else was pestering me to let them start eating, with the perfect excuse - "but they are melting!" Grrr ... excuse me, but I don't relish working under intense heat (pun intended). But then, can you blame them, really? Just look at these decadent babies!


Drizzled with chocolate sauce. How do you say no to that?!

10 comments:

  1. I couldnt say no to those at all! YUM!!!

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  2. Hi Jennifer, tell me about it! They were gone in a jiffy! LOL.

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  3. No, I WON'T say no! I've made choux pastries before, but they didn't turn out as angelic as yours! I filled mine with pastry cream.

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  4. Hi burpandslurp, thank you! You flatter me. I personally prefer pastry cream to ice-cream because it's just as sweet and cold BUT I don't have the issue of melting!

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  5. Hi again.
    Yes, I've noticed you have a LOT of gorgeous photos on tastepotting. This is how I got to your blog in the first place. And, by coincidence I'm seriuosly thinking about cream puffs lately.

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  6. Yes, please! These look really amazing. Especially love the 2nd photo on top, on the right. Good job!

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  7. Coincidentally, I made some durian puffs recently. Your profiteroles with ice cream reminds me of amosco profiteroles :)

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  8. Oh wow, durian puffs sound really tempting! I am drooling already ;P

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  9. Do you think stuffing these puffs with kaya would be nice or too sweet?

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