Daring Bakers: Filled Pate a Choux Swans

I’m officially a daring baker!  Daring Bakers is a challenge to bake new and challenging recipes.  Once a month a challenge is posted on their website and everyone makes it and posts it to their blog and posts pictures on the Daring Bakers website so that you can see what worked, what didn’t, what was pretty, what might not be.

August’s challenge was filled pate a choux.  The original recipe was for swans but you could make any filled shaped you wanted.  I decided to go with the actual swan since they looked so pretty and kind of challenging.

I’ve gotta say, I’ve seen people on Top Chef mess up choux dough and I’m surprised because it was a lot easier than I thought.  It’s basically a cooked dough with butter, flour, and egg yolks.  Easy peasy!  All you have to do is fill it with something delicious and people are going to be super impressed.  I used a vanilla pastry cream with whipped cream folded into it.  The classic cream puff filling.  I can’t wait to find out what the next Daring Baker’s challenge is going to be!


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