Monday, January 31, 2011

Joe can bake! Episode 1: Choux Pastry


I just realised that this post would have been my 800th post since i started blogging. Makes me wonder how many posts will there be before the final curtain closes in such a fun and interesting adventure.

I guessed it took me 800 posts to finally realise that food blogging doesn't have to be limited to food reviews or even cooking recipes, but baking too. Nothing can best describe this than the cliche quote; its better to be late than never.

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The first thing we set out to bake, we decided to make choux pastry, the fancy word for basically the puffs that forms your cream puffs or if you want to call it differently; profiterole. Opening your oven before it is cooked through is a cardinal sin so one has to be patient and make sure the timing is absolutely spot on.

Use the recipe from Taste

Real simple ingredients like butter, flour, water and eggs is all you need. 

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Once the choux pastry shells are cooked, the next step is up to you. Lazy? Buy some custard and fit some blueberries and you got a simple dessert. If you want, pipe the custard in. If not there is jam, cream or whatever you fancy!

Can't believe this will be the first Monday back in work in 3 weeks! Hope this week will be the first full working week for the year, provided the Cyclone doesn't hit Brisbane town.

14 comments:

Baby Sumo said...

Looks good. Was gonna bake some of these yesterday but didn't have custard in the house. Maybe try again sometime this week :P

Michelle Chin said...

You should try baking muffins too! You'll be surprised by how easy they are!

Michelle Chin said...

You should try baking muffins too! You'll be surprised by how easy they are!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mchin: yeah i have done muffins already! not very good looking thats y i havent blogged about it.

babysumo: let me know how it turns out?!

J said...

Fill 'em with chocolateeeeeee! :) :) :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

j: ohh melted chocolate..might as well coat it too!

Sean said...

looks like a healthy snack! thanks to the antioxidant-filled blueberries maybe :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: yeah its a disillusion.

Precious Pea said...

Always wanted to make these but never have the determination to do it. Maybe I should give it a try on one of my off days. Happy Chinese New Year to you and Nicole!

Life for Beginners said...

Ooh! A new series! Do I detect a Pavlova by Joe in the near future? :D

babe_kl said...

Wishing you and your family a wonderful and prosperous new year. Kung Hei Fatt Choy!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

babekl: same to u too! gong xi fa cai!

lob: haha thats alot of egg whites..

pp: maybe a new item on the menu?

qwazymonkey said...

Damn, you're upping your game bro. Good job I'd say and congrats on your 800th post! I'll never be able to chase up man.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

qwazymonkey: haha the things i do to entertain myself, what to do.. u have a happy CNY!