Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Peppermint Cream Puff Ring

My first ever Tuesdays with Dorie Post!!!!!!
The first thing you are probably noticing as you look at this post is that I have lovely cream puffs....and no ring....well....
I looked at the recipe and realized that not only did it serve 12 people, but that making it in the ring form would make it very difficult to give away to people. So, I cut the recipe in half and made the dough into individual cream puffs.


The mint infused cream was wonderful, up to the point where I whipped it. I never could get it to make the peaks that it was supposed to. However, the flavor was amazing! I ended up putting plain whipped cream in the middles with the sour cream, and having minty coffee for several days. The idea of infusing the cream with mint is a wonderful one, and I intend to try this recipe again, this time being more careful with my whipped cream.

I was really scared at the idea of making puff pastry. Oddly enough, the pastry was the easiest part of the whole recipe. My mini cream puffs came out beautifully!

Delicious!

Thanks so much for all the warm welcomes to "Tuesdays with Dorie!" I'm so glad to be a part of this baking community! Caroline of "A Consuming Passion" chose the recipe for this week, so please visit her blog if you would like the recipe for this dessert, and also to check out her peppermint cream puff ring pictures as well.

19 comments:

Megan said...

Super cute puffs and very tasty looking! Congrats on your first week with TWD!

April said...

Welcome! The pasty is actually pretty easy to make isn't it? I was intimidated but it came together nicely. Great job on your first recipe!

Dianne said...

Welcome to TWD! Your mini puffs look fabulous!

Kayte said...

You are right, they did come out beautifully! Very pretty.
~Kayte

Barbara A. said...

Ooh, lovely! Too bad about the infused cream, but minty coffee sounds pretty darn good too.

Engineer Baker said...

Welcome to TWD! It sounds like a lot of people had problems with the whipped cream, so no worries there. Your puffs look delicious!

Di said...

Excellent job on your first recipe. Your cream puffs look great. It looks like there were a lot of people (myself included) who skipped the ring in favor of individual puffs.

Christine said...

Welcome to TWD! Great job on your first recipe!

Susie Homemaker said...

Welcome to this great group...your puffs look toooo good!

Jaime said...

your puffs puffed up perfectly! welcome to TWD :)

i seemed to have problems w/my mint cream too. i put it in a tupperware, hoping to find another use for it and just checked on it - amazingly it is super firm now...so maybe it just needed some time in the fridge before getting piped?

Jules Someone said...

Beautiful puffs, and welcome to the group!

Prudy said...

Congrats on a great job and welcome!

Rebecca said...

Welcome to TWD! Those puffs are gorgeous.

ostwestwind said...

Delicious looking puffs, welcome to TWD!

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Lisa Thibault said...

Welcome to TWD! Great job on your first creation - the puffs look fab. Its amazing how easy the pastry was - sorry to hear about your cream problems. At least you found a creative solution to use it.

allison said...

Welcome to TWD.
Your puffs look great.
I love the heading of your blog...one of my cats loves to help--so much, in fact, that I have put a special stool in the kitchen for him to watch so he doesn't try to jump on my back while I'm working.

Cecilia said...

Welcome to the group, and great job with the cream puffs! They look amazing!

Anne said...

Welcome to the group! Your cream puffs look amazing! :)

Dolores said...

Your first-time puffs are gorgeous. Welcome to the group, and great job!