Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie - Peppermint Cream Puffs

This week's recipe was fun. It involves some technique in the preparation, but nothing too difficult. The dough is cooked briefly, then beaten with eggs and piped hot (if it cools off, it is hard to pipe and looses some rise in the oven). These little guys also have lots of decorating possibilities. The original recipe was for a ring, but I thought the puffs were a bit more portable, since I don't need a big ring of creamy goodness tempting me all the time :)

They turned out well, the creme has just a hint of mint which goes well with the sweetness of the chocolate. I have made cream puffs before, but with a different baking method. This recipe calls for high heat for 10 minutes, then lower heat for 15. Previously I made them with low heat, then high heat, then low heat to dry them out. I liked that method a bit more, as they get drier without getting as brown. This batch got a little darker then I would have liked before they were dry.

17 comments:

ostwestwind said...

Your puffs look so delicious! Great work

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Engineer Baker said...

So cute! I'm glad you liked the mint.

April said...

Those look great!

rainbowbrown said...

I like the idea of going swirly on the pastry. Nice!

Heather said...

They look fabulous to me!!! I hope you enjoyed them!

Dianne said...

Adorable! I love the little puffs, they look great!

LyB said...

I love the chocolate stripes, beautiful!

Susie Homemaker said...

very nicely done...yum!

Prudy said...

The look amazing-not too dark at all to me. I like things a little on the browner side.

Heather said...

Your puffs look delicious! Great job!Your puffs look delicious! Great job!

Heather B

Tammy said...

they look great. I loved the mint as well

Christine said...

Your puffs look delish!

Rebecca said...

Now I wish I had another cream puff. Nom nom nom!

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

Very pretty puffs indeed. I like your method of starting low with the oven temp. Will give that a try.

Jaime said...

looks great! i agree that they browned more than i would have liked...

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Great to find you here in the blogging world! Your treats look delicious!

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Dolores said...

I also went the portable puff route. Yours turned out great!