I am a serial worry wart. I must be the largest, most crumbly and flaky worry wart you'll ever meet (ewww but true :\). I constantly worry about stuff at least 10 years into the future and 5-10 years in the past. If I don't have anything to worry about, that's a big worry too! I'm surprised I don't have any white hairs, or even any hair.
Currently, we have all these 4th year medical students matched to their residences doing Q and A sessions. Total mistake to attend any of these, especially when they serve strong coffee and sugary pastries. I'm already stressing about what I want to do (which is I HAVE NO IDEA), while extremely jittery from coffee and sugar. I think I may have stress ate 2 cookies and 3 danishes (maybe not think... I did :P). I like to rant, but the internet hears me out haha.
I'm sharing these creme puffs I made a while ago. Their pillowy softness and creamy centers just mellow me out. You know?! Already feeling zen...
Custard Creme Puffs
Makes 10-12 large puffs
Pate a Choux link from an old blog post
Custard Cream Filling
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
3 cups whole milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp butter
Chocolate Ganache Topping
4oz bittersweet chocolate (~60%)
1/2 cup heavy cream
- In a pot, all the custard cream ingredients except for the butter. Whisk until all combined (or you can blend it a little and put in a pot)
- Heat over medium fire, stir the pot often with a whisk so you don't burn the bottom. The custard should thicken until bubbles start popping up the top. This takes a while so be patient!
- Remove from heat and stir in the butter. Place plastic wrap directly on the custard to prevent a skin from forming and allow to cool outside before placing it in the fridge.
- Make Choux
- Once cold, pipe into your creme puffs. Or cut puffs and spoon in (or spoon directly into your mouth :D)
- For the ganache topping: microwave the chocolate and heavy cream in 5-10sec spurts until it is smooth. Takes maybe 40-50secs. Watch for it so it doesn't burn! Pour a little over creme puffs when it cools a little.