Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cookie Topped Chocolate Cream Puffs

You know, I lost my phone over the weekend. It's horrible and I hate this feeling, especially when I have no clue how I lost just disappeared. Well, looking on the bright side, I got a spanking new phone that does not have the iPhone button issues like my old phone...though it burnt a hole in my pocket. Sigh...these things happen don't they? I wish they didn't though...haha.

I made these Cookie Topped Chocolate Cream Puffs last week, months after my not-so-successful attempt at making eclairs. I have no idea what went wrong in my first attempt but the choux pastry really wasn't crisp nor tasty. This time round, I tried a different recipe adapted from Chelle's blog. The results turned out fabulous and I simply love how these cream puffs taste! They were less buttery and milky than the previous recipe I tried, perfect for my dairy-sensitive tastebuds :).

On the downside, I think my cream puffs turned out really ugly. The thick-skinned me still posted this up anyway...haha...simply because they were so delicious! Seriously, don't be put off by their looks. They could have looked alot better if I'd used a smaller piece of cookie dough on each of these little pastries. They would have spread a little more and looked more cute than burnt :).

Oh well, regardless of their looks, I love these nonetheless. I made a simple pastry cream using Pierre Herme's recipe and filled them with it...oooh....these were sooo chocolaty and yummy!

Recently, I also bought a new victorian style tiered plate for high tea. I'm dreaming of having a nice homemade afternoon tea with some of my friends one of these days! I hope it materialises real soon! Haha  :).


  1. oooo i know how it feels since i lost my phone last dec :( . look on the bright side, at least u got a new phone! i love ur puffs, so cute, where got ugly!!! and sad to say i made eclairs recently but they turned out ugly and i really mean ugly gg to be more thick skinned than u and post them up too heh. i love ur tiered plate! did u get that from NEX mall at king and king wong? (",)

  2. Hi Allie,
    Love your blog and that sexy chocolate mousse tart :9

    You're a passionate baker and I would love to invite you to join World Homebakers Alliance. :)

    My mission is to
    - Unite every passionate homebakers in this planet.
    - Making them the preferred choice (compare to factory products) by the consumers.

    Please join us and improve homebaking.

    You can share your recipe with us here or even join the crazy experiment contest. :)

  3. Hi can I know where can I buy the two tier tray u shown in the picture? It looks so English.



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