Posts Tagged ‘pastry’

Choux, many ways

Choux, many ways

Choux paste is one mighty useful item. It is one of those recipes that can be transformed into so many different things. The French flavor it with savory ingredients and pipe small bits of it into boiling water and call it French Gnocchi. In southwestern US long strips are piped with a star tip into [Continue]

Bostini!

Bostini!

I cut this Daring Bakers Challenge close. I waited until the last day and pretty close to the last hour to get this cake made and posted! This month the bakers took on the challenge of a Bostini Cream Pie. I’d probably classify this as a restaurant version of the classic dessert; it is small, [Continue]

Swedish cookie time

Swedish cookie time

I know this may sound crazy, but chocolate chip cookies are overrated. While I do enjoy them, I think that most people just make them because they don’t appreciate the huge number of cookies that are out there. Take for example this example above. These cookies are called Spritz Rings. My pastry teacher, a proud [Continue]

Choux…Surprise!

Choux…Surprise!

Here’s a quick pastry I made from leftover puff pastry, pastry cream, and choux paste. It makes for a great breakfast pastry and a good way to use up your leftovers. There isn’t much recipe here but I’ll give you some pictures to show you how it is done. Roll out some puff pastry about [Continue]

The Apple of My Eye

The Apple of My Eye

Saturday was the eater’s 30th birthday. The eater gets to try many of the desserts I make, and from experience, I was pretty sure she didn’t want a cake for her birthday. I tried to think of something interesting to make, but I was just drawing blanks, so I did what any normal guy would [Continue]

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