Under that robe of chocolate fondant, is an airy pastry, with a texture similar to donuts, filled with a rich chocolate pastry cream. With the first bite, you will know you've entered pastry heaven. These treats are so good.
They would make a dessert table shine. People are so used to traditionally seeing cakes and cookies at the dessert table. When you add these, you will have upped your dessert game. Your guest will know they've just eaten something very special.
You have to cook the liquids out in this mixture so that the maximum amount of eggs can be incorporated. The more eggs you can add to this, without causing it to lose its shape, the lighter and more hollow your baked puff will be.
Pate a Choux, also known as choux paste, is more of a thick paste than a dough or even a batter. Instead of spreading into a pan, you have to use a pastry bag to 'pipe' the batter into shapes.
My Holiday Favorite
For anyone who knows me, it's no secret how much I love to celebrate the Christmas holiday season. As we give honor recognizing the true meaning of Christmas as the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
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Food gifts make great gifts.
I made this cake as a baby gift for my neighbor, Ebony. Ebony is a hard working mom of two beautiful little girls. I've known Ebony since she was this skinny little, only child. A sweet and friendly child who'd always come by to play with my daughter during our winter visits to Florida many years ago.
Yes, there are others out there and I've tried nearly all of them. I've used the Hamilton Beach and the Sunbeam. I had myself a little Black & Decker handheld mixer. I even remember using one of those manual rotary egg beaters to make a cake, but they were hell to use for cookie dough.
Yes, I love the irresistible cake, too. My pastry obsession began with the cake. A baked cake has many uses, as cakes are the foundation for a variety of desserts. You can ice a cake with just about anything, from fondant to marzipan. Whipped cream to buttercream, even ganache.
You have the wide variety of fillings you can put into a cake. The cake is as important to the baker as the canvas is to an artist. Dessert creation begins with the cake.
Sheila the Pastry Chef
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