I made vanilla pastry cream today..

Baking By FromScratch Updated 20 Aug 2007 , 10:55pm by Shaynamills

OhMyGoodies Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 12:48pm
post #31 of 54

Martha Stewart (spw) doesn't cut her tops off.. she just makes sure they are all uniform in size which you can do by using an ice cream scooper or a cookie dough scooper. Once you fill them with the mousse you'll want to stick them in the freezer for a little while a good 10-15 minutes or so and then you'll dip them frozen icon_wink.gif

http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.fc77a0dbc44dd1611e3bf410b5900aa0/?vgnextoid=c53bb276b490f010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&autonomy_kw=Hi%20Hat%20Cupcakes&rsc=ns2006_r1

to watch a 2 part movie of her making them... watch the first part then it'll go to commercial then it'll start the 2nd part icon_wink.gif

I just REwatched it and I noticed Martha doesn't FILL her cupcakes.. she just covers them... I like my cupcakes filled and covered lol... for that you'd just take the bismark tip stick it down inside and squeeze filling in and then cover them icon_wink.gif

Parable Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 1:06pm
post #32 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by jkalman

I used burbon vanilla beans but there is also tahitian beans. You can go here to see pictures and read about it all.. http://www.vanilla.com I love learning about new things though so don't feel like you HAVE to.. icon_biggrin.gif




Do the beans come in a jar? Just wondering before I go searching at the gourmet store in my neck of the woods. icon_rolleyes.gif

Also, you indicated it yields 9 eclairs but filling for only 6. Do you suggest increasing the filling recipe by an additional 1/2 to fill them all?

FromScratch Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 1:52pm
post #33 of 54

I will try to answer all the questions asked.. icon_smile.gif

Re: the cupcakes. I didn't cut the tops off.. they bake up nice and level. I use a scoop like OhMyGoodies said and they are all pretty much the same.. nice and flat. To fill them I used a #12 round tip, but a bismark tip would be good too. The hole is smaller though and thick fillings don't like to come out easily.. LOL. When you fill them stick the tip in and squeeze until the cc starts to slightly buldge then bring the tip out and continue to pip until you have a nice big mound. I pipe a big glob and, while keeping the tip in the blob. just swirl around until it's a good size. then let them set up firm in the fridge before dipping them and you will have NO issues with it falling off.

Re: the vanilla beans. Yes.. they normally come in asmall glass jar. I saw some in Wal*Mart the other day actually, so take a look. I got mine at come store in the mall.. LOL. you can also order them on-line.

Re: the yeilds. You can certainly make a bigger batch of the filling. I didn't because I had no idea how many puff it would be making.. I would probably make a little more next time.. if you have extra filling.. that is NO sin.. LOL. Just eat it with a spoon! thumbs_up.gif You could also not fill them until they were busting.. like I did. LOL.

OhMyGoodies Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 2:02pm
post #34 of 54

Ok I have a question and it's a weird off the wall one lmao...

My husband and daughter refuse to eat vanilla ice cream because it has "flecks of dirt" in it lmfao icon_wink.gif kids will be kids afterall...

So my question is... is there something else I can use rather then real vanilla pulp?? So that it doesn't leave black "dirt" flecks in it lmfao she'd end up spazzing and that would result in her vomiting because she thinks it's dirt... this is an 8 year old lmfao... I dunno.. she's weird lol

FromScratch Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 2:07pm
post #35 of 54

LMAO!!!! Dirt.. LOL!!!!

Sure you can use extract. Make sure it's good quality pure vanilla and add a couple TBSP or so to the milk.. icon_biggrin.gif

Dirt... icon_lol.gif

OhMyGoodies Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 2:10pm
post #36 of 54

Thanks icon_wink.gif

Yeah I laugh at them all the time! the only way I can get them to eat vanilla ice cream if it has the specks in it.. is to smoother it in chocolate syrup lol

Melvira Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 2:12pm
post #37 of 54

OhMyGoodies, that is hilarious! I was the opposite as a kid... I hate vanilla ice cream, cake, anything vanilla because it had NO flavor... like vanilla ice cream was just frozen milk! The only exception was if I saw those 'dirt' flecks in it... then I knew it was worth eating! I guess I've been a foodie since birth! icon_wink.gif

FromScratch Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 2:13pm
post #38 of 54

You could be mean and make yourself some with the "dirt" in them and take a HUGE spoonful and suck it down right in front of them.. "mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.. love me some dirt... feel it crunch in my teeth.. mmmmmmmm" And smile with the flecks all in your teeth.. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_wink.gif

I am sick.. it's okay.. I admit it. icon_lol.gif

OhMyGoodies Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 2:16pm
post #39 of 54

lmfao omg yall are too funny.

I still won't eat vanilla ice cream... it has no taste at all lmao. The ONLY ice cream I can eat is Mint Chocolate Chip and it has to be Turkey Hill ice cream lmao... other mint chocolate chip ice cream when you let it melt some... it turns back to white lol TH doesn't icon_wink.gif it stays green lmao

Melvira Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 2:16pm
post #40 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by jkalman

You could be mean and make yourself some with the "dirt" in them and take a HUGE spoonful and suck it down right in front of them.. "mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.. love me some dirt... feel it crunch in my teeth.. mmmmmmmm" And smile with the flecks all in your teeth.. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_wink.gif

I am sick.. it's okay.. I admit it. icon_lol.gif




I love how you think! icon_wink.gif OMGs you could even purposely stick a few in your teeth before hand! icon_wink.gif hahahah!

FromScratch Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 2:25pm
post #41 of 54

HA!! Yeah.. scrape the seeds out of a pod and spackle them to your teeth.. they'd be EVERYWHERE.. hehehehe!!!

"Is there something in my teeth??.. no really.. is there?? What?? WHy are you turning green????" icon_lol.gif

Melvira Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 2:29pm
post #42 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by jkalman

HA!! Yeah.. scrape the seeds out of a pod and spackle them to your teeth.. they'd be EVERYWHERE.. hehehehe!!!

"Is there something in my teeth??.. no really.. is there?? What?? WHy are you turning green????" icon_lol.gif




Well, wait, let's not waste $10 worth of vanilla bean!! hahahah! Do you have any poppy seeds? That would be more obvious anyway! hehehe. We really need another hobby, we have too much time to antagonize others! icon_wink.gif

jobartwo Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 2:32pm
post #43 of 54

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I have always been intimidated by the vanilla bean. Will have to give it a go.

FromScratch Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 2:37pm
post #44 of 54

Very true Melvira.. poopy seeds might be more traumatic too.. they're bigger!! icon_lol.gif

Jobartwo.. I was always leary of the whole vanilla bean too.. but I can gladly say that it was very ungrounded. It couldn't bea easier to deal with. Even if you don't make eclairs with this pastry cream.. try it in a cake.. it would make a superb filling for any cake.

(???? well POOPY seeds would be traumatic for all involved icon_surprised.gif ) OBVIOUSLY a typo!! but I had to leave it as it because man that kind of comedy can't be forced.. it just happens. icon_wink.gif

OhMyGoodies Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 2:46pm
post #45 of 54

lmfao@poopy seeds

Melvira Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 3:16pm
post #46 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by OhMyGoodies

lmfao@poopy seeds




I second that!!! Thought it was intentional at first! icon_wink.gif It's even funnier that it wasn't!

OhMyGoodies Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 3:47pm
post #47 of 54

lmfao yeah it's better that it wasn't intentional and it's better that she left it icon_wink.gif Melvira dear... put your avatar back to that sexy beast! icon_wink.gif

Melvira Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 4:14pm
post #48 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by OhMyGoodies

Melvira dear... put your avatar back to that sexy beast! icon_wink.gif




icon_cry.gif I would, but I got too many people whining! icon_wink.gif Just teasing, but they just gave me a hard time about it, so I told them I'd make them happy and bring back the shirt. It was all good natured.

OhMyGoodies Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 4:16pm
post #49 of 54

Well to be totally honest... that shirt does scream you lol... When I'm cruisin thru a thread and skimming over posts if I see that avatar I stop dead in my tracks and read your entire post carefully lmfao... I was missing seeing it when you changed it... but still it's nice to be able to look at HIM lol

swheatsue Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 4:27pm
post #50 of 54

Thanks so much for the cupcake recipe & hints. Looks like I really opened a can of worms icon_lol.gif

Melvira Posted 26 Jul 2007 , 5:05pm
post #51 of 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by OhMyGoodies

When I'm cruisin thru a thread and skimming over posts if I see that avatar I stop dead in my tracks and read your entire post carefully lmfao...




Well, I think that's one of the nicest compliments ever!! You are too sweet! I try to entertain, but sometimes I let my mouth go without benefit of my brain and it really gets interesting! icon_wink.gif

rbatia Posted 20 Aug 2007 , 10:41pm
post #52 of 54

mmmmm it looks yummy

jarjam1026 Posted 20 Aug 2007 , 10:52pm
post #53 of 54

yummy. thanks

Shaynamills Posted 20 Aug 2007 , 10:55pm
post #54 of 54

Ok, this may be a dumb question but I'm having a hard time understanding how you get the vanilla cream inside the puff pastry. Can you explain to me how you cut into the puff to fill it without it oozing back out? Thanks for helping a newbie.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%