Usually I like to think of some kind of refreshment to make that accompanies the topic of the reading for the month. This time I thought of making choux paste to make cream puff shells. I thought I would take them unfilled, since so often they become soggy.
|Some of the empty cream puff shells|
Instead, Dear One will get to enjoy the puffs. He did come home and asked about filled shells. It was not so popular to have empty shells, and whipped cream in a can to fill himself as he wanted them. He rather likes the pastry cream I usually (as if I make these on a regular basis---probably 3-4 years since the last time....) make, and I think he especially likes the ganache I put on the top. Oh well. Maybe next time. Maybe even tomorrow as there were 48 puffs and I am relatively sure he and Son will not eat them all tonight. I had three. It is amazing that a 1-inch glob of choux paste on the buttered pan puffs up into about 2-3 inches across and a couple of inches tall.