Crackle-Top Cream Puffs

Tuesdays with Dorie
Baking Chez Moi

My fantastic husband was the baker this week, a migraine headache derailed my baking day. I had made the crackle top and it was ready in the freezer. My husband successfully made the cream puffs and he was pretty proud of himself. He made a pastry cream filling, not Dorie’s, which was mostly successful. I did not get to try it but he said it was a little grainy from the sugar and too sweet. I am not sure why he didn’t make Dorie’s version but I was not in a position to argue. Luckily he only took a dozen to the get together so I will be able to try the ones we have saved in the freezer. I will make Dorie’s pastry filling as I know it is good.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Cakelaw says:

    Sorry to hear about your migraine – I hope you feel better now. What a fabulous hubby you have to step in and bake. I made a chocolate pastry cream filling for mine, and my puffs were clearly bigger than they should have been as I only got 12.

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  2. I’m sorry you weren’t feeling well but what a trooper hubby you have!

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  3. Zosia says:

    Ugh, a migraine. How awful for you. But your husband certainly came through – those puffs are gorgeous!

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  4. lovielou says:

    Beautiful! Nice job hubby!

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  5. So sorry you weren’t feeling well, hope you are feeling better now. Wow, I am so impressed that your husband could pull these off! He did a fabulous job!!

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  6. Hope you’re feeling better! Your cream puffs (well, yours and your hubby’s!) look perfect!

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  7. i’m super impressed by your back-up baker– what a nice job he did!

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