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Wednesday 17 December 2014

Profiteroles Chérie...For me Formidable

Heart-♥- Made Profiteroles w/ pastry cream (or crème patissière) s/w fresh strawberry, dark chocolate ganache and whipped cream topping.(or ice-cream of your choice).
I also love Praline filling, like Paris-Brest's. :)
The most common dessert presentations involve ice cream, whipped cream or a pastry cream filling, and are served plain, with chocolate sauce, or with a crisp caramel glaze. They can also be topped with powdered sugar, frosting, or fruit. Filled and glazed with caramel, they are assembled into a type of pièce montée called croquembouches, often served at weddings and during the Christmas Holiday in France. Profiteroles are also used as the outer wall of St. Honoré Cake.

The origin of both the pastry and its name profiterole are obscure. However many sources suggest northeastern Italy. The word profiterole (also spelled prophitrole, profitrolle, profiterolle) has existed in English since the 16th century, borrowed from French. The original meaning in both English and French is unclear, but later it came to mean a kind of roll 'baked under the ashes'. A 17th-century French recipe for a Potage de profiteolles or profiterolles describes a soup of dried small breads (presumably the profiteroles) simmered in almond broth and garnished with cockscombs, truffles, and so on. The current meaning is only clearly attested in the 19th century. The "cream puff" has appeared on US restaurant menus since 1851, if not earlier. (Source: )
250 ml water
3 eggs
80 g butter at room temperature, chopped
150 g plain flour, sifted
For Creme Patissiere:
(small portion)
3 egg yolks
55 g caster sugar
15 g cornflour
5 g plain flour
280 g milk
1 vanilla pod or 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
10 g unsalted butter
1 teaspoon Amaretto liqueur (optional)

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Artistic expression can happen in many ways.
It isn't always about drawing a picture, singing a song,
playing music, or acting.
The way that you arrange your home or work-space
is an artistic expression.
So are how you you talk...your smile...your writing...your personality...your grocery you make your you drink your you decorate your dinner table...and the way you feel...etc etc. Each thing you do is an expression of you and your choice of style.
Life is Art...and so is Love.  Ooh la la!
This old school French love song suddenly pops in my head while writing my journal and enjoying a cuppa devil s/w heavenly green tea mousse cake...and I feel forrrr me forrrr me forrrrrrrr-midable! 
......Seek out the beauty & magic that surround us….
...and make every day the most beautiful day of our lives...

May the month of December fill your heart with Joy, Peace, Blessings, Warmth and Love
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