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Croquembouche with white chocolate pastry cream

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Croquembouche with white chocolate pastry cream

Method

For the pastry cream

  • In a pot add 900 g of the milk, half of the sugar, and transfer it over medium heat. Let the mixture get well heated.
  • In a bowl add the egg yolks, the rest of the sugar, and whisk well until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the rest of the milk, the corn starch, the vanilla extract, salt, and whisk well.
  • Transfer the pot’s mixture into the bowl, very slowly, whisking constantly. Pour the whole mixture into the pot and transfer it back on medium heat. Whisk until the cream thickens and comes to a boil.
  • Remove from the heat, add the white chocolate couverture cut into pieces, the butter into pieces, and whisk until they melt and there is a velvety cream.
  • Spread it in a baking pan, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until well chilled. Make sure that the plastic wrap touches the surface of the cream.

For the choux pastry

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • In a pot add the water, the milk, the butter, salt, the sugar, and transfer it over medium heat. Stir with a serving spoon until the butter melts.
  • As soon as the mixture comes to a boil, add the flour and stir constantly until the whole flour is absorbed and the mixture loses its moisture.
  • Transfer the mixture to the mixer and beat for 2-3 minutes until cool.
  • Add the eggs one by one until there is a thick dough. Wait for each egg to be incorporated before adding the next. Whether you will add 7 or 8 eggs depends on how much moisture was left in the pot’s mixture. 
  • Put the dough in a pastry bag and shape the choux, 2-3 cm each, on baking pans lined with parchment paper. 
  • Brush them with the egg wash and make sure to lightly press them with your hand to flatten their surface.
  • Bake each baking pan for 20-25 minutes. In the end, optionally, turn off the oven, open the door and leave them inside for another 5-10 minutes.

To assemble

  • Whisk the pastry cream to make it fluffy and put it in a pastry bag.
  • Prick the bottom side of the choux with a knife and fill them with the pastry cream.
  • Place a frying pan over low heat and add a little of the sugar. Let it melt and add another batch of sugar. Follow the same process 3-4 times, stirring with a silicone spatula until there is a liquid caramel.
  • Create a circle with the choux on the bottom of your serving platter and spread a little of the caramel to stick the rest of the choux. Create another circle of choux on top and spread a little caramel. Follow the same process for all of the choux and the caramel until there is a tower of choux.
  • Spread the melted chocolates, the sprinkles, and serve.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

142
Calories (kcal)
7 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

7.8
Total Fat (g)
11 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

4.4
Saturated Fat (g)
22 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

15.0
Total Carbs (g)
6 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

9.4
Sugars (g)
10 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

3.1
Protein (g)
6 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.0
Fibre (g)
0 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.09
Sodium (g)
2 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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