My Favorite Pastry Techniques

It's only fair to share…We have a  5 week old baby which is heavenly at times — the smell of a newborn, their fat cheeks, the way they randomly punch the air when they’re mad — and torture at other times.  I’m in one of the difficult times right now when I need a nap…

Croquembouche

It's only fair to share…You will need: Approx 100 cream puffs (double recipe pate choux) 1 recipe caramel Approx 4 1/2 cups creme patissiere (double recipe) 15″x 5″ Foam cone from a craft store like Joann’s Parchment paper Flat head pins Serving tray or 12″ cake board A truncated whisk or fork (you can make your…

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