Tuesdays with Dorie – Peppermint Cream Puff Ring

Gah. Let me start this out by saying that I thought about not even posting this. I hate my pictures. It was rainy the day I made them so I had no light whatsoever. Maybe if I hadn’t shoved every cream puff in my face within an hour I could’ve taken better ones when the sun came out, but yeah, I couldn’t control myself.

Caroline (I adore her name) from A Consuming Passion chose Dorie’s Peppermint Cream Puff Ring as this weeks recipe. I hadn’t made cream puffs before this so I was a little nervous. It turns out the dough is really easy to make, but it’s a huge pain in the ass to squeeze out of a piping tip. I ended up using a ziploc bag with the corner cut off.

I obviously didn’t make a ring. I didn’t even us peppermint. Sigh. Maybe I deserve to have bad pictures since I can’t follow instructions. Instead of steeping mint leaves in the cream I just added almond extract when I whipped it. Almond whipped cream might just be the best thing ever by the way. Dorie’s cream puff ring also had a chocolate glaze on top, but I left that off too. I decided to drizzle chocolate over half of my cream puffs but I couldn’t get it to drizzle so I had spotted cream puffs. It just wasn’t my day.

But like I said, I ate them all. Well, the husband ate one. The rest were mine. So they were good. Really, really good. Light and fluffy and pure heaven. I can’t wait until I have an excuse to make them again.

Check out the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll to see what the real Peppermint Cream Puff Ring is supposed to look like. Next week I’ll do better, promise.




23 Responses to “Tuesdays with Dorie – Peppermint Cream Puff Ring”

  1. Ulrike aka ostwestwind Says:

    I think they look good and as you say they tasted good! I like the idea of using almond flavour!

    Ulrike from Küchenlatein

  2. Caitlin Says:

    Light and fluffy means you can eat more, right? Almond whipped cream does sound quite tasty, I might have to try that sometime.

  3. rainbowbrown Says:

    Well I’m glad I’m not the only one who ate all of them. Good choice with the almond cream.

  4. heather b Says:

    They look great! Very tasty!

  5. LyB Says:

    Almond extract sounds fabulous with these! I hate not having enough light for pics, so frustrating. But your puffs and éclairs still look delicious! 🙂

  6. Susan Says:

    oh lord – that blog is funny. I think it’s great you ate them all! Mine? Well, except for the ones I took to the party, they are sitting in my fridge, still pretty, an I can’t bring myslef to cut into them. SO I guess they’ll die there. How sad!
    Yours look great though – give yourself a break! (eat a few more)

  7. Dianne Says:

    Almond cream sounds great! Despite the rainy day your puffs still look great!

  8. lobsterandfishsticks Says:

    Yeah, I didn’t do a ring or use peppermint either…but they were still awesome! You did good! And yay for leaving hubby one, I’m not sure mine will be so lucky!

  9. Mara Says:

    Looks aren’t everything of course, but yours still look REALLY GOOD!!! We are our own worst critics. Yummy!

  10. Erin Says:

    They look light and fluffy, even without good lighting. Sounds like they were delicious-congrats!

  11. Di Says:

    I think your puffs look delicious! But I know what you mean–I’m always very critical of my creations. Part of what I enjoy about TWD is seeing all the variations that people come up with.

  12. Megan Says:

    Call them Dalmatian puffs and call it a day! They look great – and if you want a laugh, I’ll show you the ones that collapsed!!!

  13. steph (whisk/spoon) Says:

    there are few things better than homemade eclairs and cream puffs!

  14. AnneStrawberry Says:

    Almond sounds YUMMY! They look great Amanda, seriously. And I thought they were too hard to walk away from too. Great job!

  15. Baken Says:

    I ate more than my fair share of these as well. I love choux paste.

  16. Shari@Whisk: a food blog Says:

    Almond fllavoring sounds delicious! These were so good! Puffs and eclairs…you did a great job!

  17. CB Says:

    Oh man. I wanna try that almond whipped cream now! I bet its fabulous. Great job!
    Clara @ I♥food4thought

  18. Jules Says:

    Who needs good lighting? I just wanna eat! Delicious!

  19. Christine Says:

    They look delish! Almond cream yum!

  20. noskos Says:

    Great job!!

  21. Barbara A. Says:

    They tasted great and were enjoyed and that’s the important thing!

  22. Jaime Says:

    they look so tasty, esp w/the almond cream!

    you can easily make a chocolate drizzle by melting some chocolate chips with a bit of shortening… about 1/2 tsp shortening for every 1/2 cup of chips

  23. Dolores Says:

    Your almond cream sounds delightfully sophisticated. Great job!

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