Friday, March 6, 2009

Finished Croquembouche!

Yesterday we finished out croquembouches.  First we baked choux buns, then filled them with delicious pastry cream, and covered them in caramel.  Then we used MORE caramel to glue them into a hollow tower.  after it tried, we stuck it together with the bases from yesterday.  I was a little sad that we couldn't make ours as tall as Chef Cotte's (the huge one in the picture above) but it was still a lot of fun.  Mine leaned a little bit, but it was the tallest in the class, which was kind of exciting. I left it on the "for grabs" table in the student lounge area at school during my next practical and when I came back down, a huge fistful of choux buns were missing from the top.  I guess someone enjoyed it! 

Off to the bread-making demo!

1 comment:

  1. whoa....a heavenly tower of choux,pastry cream & caramel....decadence.