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.