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Day 250: Croquembouche

Happy day 250! I'm so happy to come this far in completing my challenge, it's such fun to make something new everyday!

The one thing I'm terrified about is, what if I messed up the title on one day, and then everything would be thrown off. 😛


Today I made croquembouche. It's basically little cream puffs stacked up on each other and topped with caramel. I used the recipe from Clair Saffitz's new book, Dessert Person! It was so easy to follow her wonderful instructions.



I'm not going to lie, it's pretty challenging and time consuming but tastes soooo good. I recommend making the pastry cream the day before so it can fully set. You can do the same for the cream puffs. Sometime's the cream puffs get a little soggy after staying overnight, but don't worry. Once the cream puffs have caramel all over them, they'll become crisp again.

Don't be intimidated by the long steps! I hope you'll enjoy making croquembouche as much as I did! My word of advice: be careful with caramel! I got burnt 3 times!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me! All I can say now is onwards to 365 days!

 

|Level: 👩🏽‍🍳👩🏽‍🍳👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 4 hours|Serves: 10|


RECIPE:


INGREDIENTS:

Craquelin:

  • 1 stick butter, softened

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Choux Pastry:

  • 1/2 cup whole milk

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 7 tablespoons butter

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 5-6 eggs

Pastry Cream:

  • 2 cup whole milk

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, paste, or seeds

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch