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Cream Puffs

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Sometimes the best dessert is something simple in idea but sophisticated in flavour. Case in point: The Cream Puff!

I love Cream Puffs. Light, airy, Pate de Choix pastry… but a sophisticated flavour filling with French Pastry Cream made with Vanilla Bean. Then sprinkled with a dusting of powdered sugar on top! Perfection!


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Peanut Butter Tart

In yesterday’s Chocolate Desserts class we made a Peanut Butter Tart. Ooooh Yummy Yummy Yummy! ๐Ÿ˜€

A classic North American flavour combination, this dessert can easily be made into single servings, or be served in shot glasses without the shell/crust. It is made of layer upon delicious layer, starting at the bottom with a sweet paste shell. Then whole peanuts, a a yummy thick layer of caramel. Next you add fluffy clouds of peanut butter pastry cream piled high. Then topped off with a white chantilly in the centre of the tart. Lastly, sprinkle ย peanuts and chocolate curls on top. Fabulous!

Peanut Butter Tart! ๐Ÿ™‚
A side view of the Peanut Butter Tart piled up.
A view from above of the Peanut Butter Tart.
Piping the layers into single servings or Mini Peanut Butter Tarts in cups instead of a crust.
Single servings of the Peanut Butter Tart in cups.
A yummy close up shot of the Peanut Butter Tart single servings.
A complete set of full size Peanut Butter Tart and yummy mini single servings.