We had our annual Branch Talent Show last night and this year I decided to contribute a Croquembouche.
[kroh-kuhm-boosh; Fr. kraw-kahn-boosh]
–noun, plural -bouches [-boo-shiz; Fr. -boosh] Show IPA. French Cookery .
a pyramid of bite-size cream puffs coated and held in place with caramelized sugar.
This was my first time attempting a Croquembouche, although I have made cream puffs before, but I was pretty pleased with the result. Mine wasn’t the towering cone I was envisioning, but it didn’t fall over… and for a Branch Talent Show I think that’s enough.