Cream Puff Fail

March 2, 2009

Last week I was craving cream puffs. I used a recipe that I’ve had forever. I think it’s from my mom’s Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. I think I was a little impatient with the dough this time, so it was probably a little too wet still when I put it in the oven. They came out fine, but collapsed soon after I took them out. I was quite sad. A couple of them managed to stay puffed, though. Makes me miss the Beard Papa’s that used to be located in Boston’s Quincy Market. They had amazing injected cream puffs. I wish there was one around here…

Puffs pre-collapse

I just used Jello instant chocolate pudding for the filling

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Dad’s Birthday Food

January 6, 2009

We celebrated my dad’s birthday this past weekend. He wasn’t really up for going out to eat (I don’t blame him considering the huge sushi feast we had on New Year’s) so we made food at home instead. My sister and I made cream puffs and filled them with chocolate pudding. I like them because they’re not to sweet. Although it did make me miss Beard Papa’s in Boston (which unfortunately is now closed)

The next day we were looking forward to spending the day watching football, so we bought all these appetizer foods like wings and salsa from Costco and Trader Joe’s. We also picked up some Trader Joe’s premade whole wheat pizza dough. I rolled it out and we topped it with sauce, shredded colby jack cheese, fresh mozz, ricotta, red pepper, and pepperoni slices. I really like the pizza dough there; it makes making pizza super easy. and it’s only 99 cents!

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