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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]

Happy Fish Day

Happy Fish Day

My parent’s birthdays were Sunday and Tuesday respectively. I thought it would be nice to celebrate both days together so I invited them over to my place for a nice dinner. I already planned on serving them my Daring Baker’s dessert, the Bostini Cream Pie, but I didn’t have a main dish to serve. After [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]

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