This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was Espresso Profiteroles (p 411) which I admit I was quite excited about. In theory. However, I didn’t read the recipe last week, until I started making these on Sunday morning. Until I realised that I was supposed to make ice cream. Cinnamon ice cream. (Ick!). AND esprosso-flavoured choux pastry. Really? And then a chocolate-Grand Marnier sauce. Errr…. So you know what? I didn’t like the sound of any of that (sorry Julia/ Dorie) and I am dealing with learning how to use my brand new oven (there is an actual learning curve you couldn’t even imagine – I mean, it’s just an oven, right? Well yeah but they are all so different – more on that soon…) so I figured if these didn’t work out (i.e. puff up properly), I wanted them to at least be flavours I liked so I could eat them anyway.
So you know what? I made plain choux pastry (the recipe we’ve already made for French Fridays with Dorie) AND I took the opportunity to teach Mr Neil to use a piping bag. He did such a good job that I think he’ll have to tackle macarons next…
And then we baked them.
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