Saturday, September 24, 2011

Croquembouche....

A friend of mine asked me a couple of months ago to make her a Croquemboche for her 30th birthday and I was like 'yep' haven't done that before... So the months passed by and the time came to do it.... eeecck....

What an interesting experience that was. So anyway here are some photo's I took documenting my experiences.


Lots of eggs....


Making the choux pastry.



Piping the puff balls from the finished choux mix.


Mountains of puff balls.... over 200 phew!


Making the yummy custard!!!


Egg yolks, sugar and cornflour for the custard base.


Making the toffee drizzle! Super hot and scary!


The final Mexican themed Croquembouche.

What these photo's didn't show was my failed attempt using a cone and the mildly screaming disaster I was when I saw my many ball collapsing into a pile as I took the cone out.... aaahhh!

Thank you LORD for kiwi ingenuity and taping 3 formula tins together cover with baking paper holding up this lovely creation. I was happy with  the result.


My friend was happy with the result! 

B-B


9 comments:

  1. You are so clever Becky!!! Love it - reminds me of the NZ Masterchef finals!

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  2. That is one crazy mission, hats off to you my friend, you did a great job.

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  3. This looks amazing! Ive made a croquembouche about 1/4 of the size before and THAT was a mish!

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  4. That is awesome Bex, very impressed yes I am!

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  5. That is way to clever and brave!!!

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