I have made the cream puff recipe before when we made them in
"French Fridays with Dorie", but I'm not sure what went wrong this time.
I prepared everything per the instructions, the little puffs looked good in
the oven, but when I transferred them to the cooling rack - they collapsed.
I only filled one bubble with whipped cream, the remaining
puffs actually no space to fill. Talk about flat.....
I was disappointed with the results but that will not stop me
from trying to make cream puffs again for other recipes.
I was able to snap a few photos, but I would not call
this a success by any stretch of the imagination.Per Tricia ~
This recipe was a "rewind" (make up) for a reason.
These were originally scheduled for a busy week and no lie,
I took one look at the title and photo and said "forget it".
Little did I know how straight forward they would end up being.
|Not sure why I didn't choose straight lines on that pan (what was I thinking ??)|
While I have distant memories of creating actual éclairs for Dorie's
I have distant memories of making éclairs some time ago with a recipe from
"Around My French Table". It is far easier to make "bubble" éclairs instead,
since they are merely scooped cream puffs placed next to each other on a
cookie sheet and then baked into one another. The typical éclairs involve
piping the long log shapes and it was much trickier to pull off for me.
I even sprayed non stick Pam onto the scoop to hedge any sticking bets.
I actually picked my pearl sugar from IKEA a while back (who knew ?)
and it was perfect topping for this dessert. I made fresh vanilla whipped
cream for the filling. My hubby and I expected these to be good but they
were great- so great in fact that after we enjoyed far too many the
others went right into the freezer ! Dangerously good....
This marks another Tuesday recipe testing as we cook along with the "Tuesdays with Dorie" online group. Please note that we do not post the recipes, per the group rules, but we do encourage others to RUN out and buy their own copy of Dorie Greenspan's "Baking Chez Moi". Better yet, buy the book and JOIN THE GROUP ! www.TuesdaysWithDorie.wordpress.com