Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Bike Path














So the short story is, this round choux pastry filled with whipped cream is named after a French bicycle race from Paris to Brest. The race is years before the Tour de France and Lance Armstrong, but let's stay focused on dessert. This week's sweet is a Peppermint Cream Puff Ring courtesy of Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD). To make it, a bit of planning is required. It's a three stage process. The dough, the minty light whipped cream filling to pipe on to the base, and finally the chocolate glaze, VOILA . I'm off to bike through Central Park's scenic 6 mile loop. Whew!

10 comments:

Jules Someone said...

Gorgeous! I love the different fillings and looks.

rainbowbrown said...

This dessert does call for a good bicycle ride doesn't it? I love that you put almonds on the choux before baking. Looks incredible.

Barbara A. said...

Gorgeous!

ostwestwind said...

I love what you did with the recipe, fabulous looking rings

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

LyB said...

They look golden, puffy and delicious, very nice!

Dianne said...

It looks wonderful! Your cream is so beautifully piped!

Engineer Baker said...

Perfectly executed! Enjoy the bike ride!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

exercise inspired by dessert--i love it! your rings are lovely!!

Susie Homemaker said...

congrats on riding (6 miles? no thanks, I'm a fat ass.) - and congrats on these great looking rings! they look perfect!

Lisa Thibault said...

Way to burn off dessert. These look wonderful - perfect in fact. Great job.