TWD: CREAM PUFF RINGWell, it's that time again; another post for Tuesday's With Dorie. This weeks recipe, Peppermint Cream Puff Ring, was chosen by Caroline of a Consuming Passion. While this recipe was extremely interesting, it definitely wasn't my cup of tea. I have never made anything pastry-related before so that was a plus, but the result was hardly excitable and nothing for me to be proud of. Actually, I'm slightly embarrassed of how ugly this came out!!
Peppermint has the tendency to be a tough sell, so I swapped the peppermint cream for Dorie's chocolate pastry cream thinking that I couldn't go wrong with creating an all-chocolate themed pastry ring. I added chocolate flakes and chips to the top and omitted the almonds. Based on my co-worker's "ooooh's and aaaaah's" reaction, they enjoyed it but I thought the actual pastry was tasteless. All in all I'm happy Caroline picked this recipe because it gave me the opportunity to experiment with puffed pastry while also giving me the confidence to pursue it in the future. Check out the TWD blogroll for my other fellow TWD'ers pastry creations! I'm looking forward to next week's Mixed Berry Cobbler chosen by Beth of Our Sweet Life.