Puggle’s first attempt at pastry was used for tonight’s dinner. The Crème Patissière was reasonably straightforward, but the piping was a bit of a challenge, mostly from an equipment perspective. We think we have it sorted now, though.
The chocolate on the top wasn’t particularly nice and glossy, but the kids aren’t fans of dark chocolate, so we cut it with a bit of milk, and spread it very sparingly. They were delicious—and there’s some left for my supper (and yet-to-be-filled spares for our visitors tomorrow night:-) )
This is Puggle’s first attempt at pastry. He was more nervous about attempting it than I can recall him everhaving been about anything to do with cooking! But they appear to have turned out ok… Tomorrow he’ll make the Crème Patissière, and we’ll see how they actually are:-)
Puggle’s cooking efforts today are Doughnuts—towards his Cub Cooking badge. He used this recipe (although, we added about an extra quarter of a cup of milk to the batter. Later doughnuts looked much more round:-) )
His interest in doughnuts started (this time:-) ) from cooking Beignets for us for dinner one night (from his birthday cook book). This reminded him of Almanzo’s mother in Farmer Boy, and led to a discussion of the various different sorts of doughnuts. Then I remembered that my mother used to have a doughnut dropper (although, I was fairly sure she had got rid of it when they moved). When he asked her about it—she still had it! We then had to go searching for a more appropriate recipe:-)