Wednesday, 9 May 2007

Green-Tea Cream Puffs

The original recipe comes from Evan's Macha Eclairs. But instead of making an Eclairs which I am not good a piping the pastry. I had change the recipe slightly a bit to make these cute little Cream Puffs. And most important it's easier for Reyon to eat and more addictive to pop one puff at time.


You can refer the Eclairs recipe from Evan's blog. But this cream puff recipe that I used is different from her Eclair, if you prefer you can also use this recipe to pip the Eclair. As for the Green-Tea Creme Patissiere(just follow the creme recipe and add 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of green-tea powder as your preference), I follow what is given by Evan's on her blog.

Overall this Green-Tea Cream Puff/Macha Eclairs has a very special and unique taste. It's very fragrant because of the green-tea powder and the cream is smooth just having the right texture. If you do like cream puff or eclair, give this recipe a try. You can even change the cream to Mocha, chocolate, mango or etc depend on what you prefer.Posted by Picasa

Ingredients For Choux Pastry:
120g Butter
120g Flour
185ml Water
3 - 4 Eggs

Methods:
1. Chop the butter and put in a pan with the water. Stir over low heat until melted, then bring to the boil.
2. Immediately remove the pan from the heat and add the flour all at once, beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.
3. Return to the heat and continue to beat for about 2 minutes until the mixture forms a mass, thicken and leaves the side of the pan.
4. Remove from the heat and transfer to the bowl of electric beater; leave to cool for about 5 minutes.
5. Add one egg at a time, beat well between each addition at medium speed until the mixture form a thick, smooth and glossy paste. You may not need to add the egg.(for this recipe i used 3 1/2 eggs, each egg about 55g)
6. Spoon 2 heaped teaspoons of the mixture onto the tray at 5cm interval.
7. Sprinkle with water and bake at a preheat 210 degree oven for 10 minutes, reduce the heat to 180 degree and bake for another 12 - 15 minutes or until the dough is puffed and golden brown.
8. Remove from the oven, cut a slit in the base of each puff and leave it to cool to room temperature before filling it with creme.
9. Spoon the green-tea creme into the piping bag and cut off 1 cm from the end and fill the puff.

Fondant Glaze:
4 Tablespoons Of Icing Sugar
Dash Of Green-Tea Powder
1/2 - 1 Tablespoon Of Water
1 Teaspoon Of Lemon Juice

Methods:
1. Mix the icing sugar, green-tea powder(add more if u want a darker colour) and lemon juice together then slowly stir in the water until you get a thick and spreading consistency.(you may want to add more lemon juice if you don't prefer a too sweet glaze.


6 comments:

  1. oooo u tried already! looks good indeed!

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  2. Thanks Evan.... all credited to your recipe... :)

    Thank Vivi for dropping by....

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  3. Dear Ellena, I was taught the secret to a lovely choux pastry making sure you have a cavity in the middle to fill the custard in is:
    ONCE THE DOUGH IS PLACED INTO THE ELECTRIC BEATER BOWL, BEAT IT STRAIGHTAWAY UNTIL YOU SEE NO HOT STEAM IS RELEASED (this is when it's lukewarm already!), then you beat in the egg one by one. Also make sure the eggs are not slightly beated before hand. just crack one egg into the bowl and beat and repeat till all eggs are used up.
    Perhaps it might be helpful for you
    Think I need to bake this by this week too.
    Will let you know how it turned out to be okay?
    See ya!

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  4. Yoz... Quinn,

    Thanks for all the suggestions.. hope so see your cream puffs soon too... :p

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  5. Nice post, thanks for sharing this wonderful and useful information with us.

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