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Cream Puff Fillings

Dommy! | Oct 7, 200511:56 AM

Well, after the last few weeks new recipes have been entrees (Emerils Beer and Brat Soup and Rick Bayless' Easy Carnitas, both wonderful!!), I'm ready to get back to baking!

My next test will be making my first Pastry, namely Alton Brown's Pate a Choux. I have the good eats episode all saved and am looking forward to it.

However, in the episode, he fills his cream puffs with Jell-O instant vanilla pudding! ACK!! I can't have that... So I decided to fill them with lemon curd! YUM! But when I floated the idea of lemon curd filled cream puffs with a chocolate dip, BF wasn't too keen on the combination. (I'll still make them, but will sprinkle them with powdered sugar instead of the chocolate dip)

Sadly, I don't have a stand mixer (just a super powerful handmixer) so making whipped cream is out... Plus, I like pudding and custard filling more than whipped cream anyway! :)

So this morning I went looking for a REAL Vanilla Pudding Recipe on Epicurious and Food TV and nothing... I found recipes for chocolate pudding, but I don't imagine that taking out the cocoa and adding in Vanilla extract will work with them.... Or will it?

Anyway, if anyone has some homemade pudding tips or recipes that would be great!


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