I was thinking about what to do with Jenny Berry and Helen Hollywood for this week’s Great Bloggers Bake Off and I couldn’t bring myself to make a suet pudding. They just look a bit stodgerama and I’m still only eating semi-soft foods after my braces were put on on Monday. I’ve been existing on a diet of yoghurt, soup, trifles, tiramisu and ice cream. Unlike having my braces on as a teen, I am in charge and I say this is perfectly A-OK!
No way do I have time for puff. What if it didn’t puff? I’d be gutted at having spent hours lovingly folding and rolling.
That leaves the nuns – religieuses.
I used Mary Berry’s religieuse recipe and all went swimmingly, the choux puffed perfectly, the creme patisserie tasted delish, and definitely soft enough to eat spoon after spoonful. Then I hit a snag with the ganache. The little ^%*&%^ split! Thank goodness for Google because within a minute I had rescued it with the hand beaters. I don’t think it’s a silky as it could be, but don’t panic, I can confirm the taste is NOT affected! These are surprisingly light and easy to eat, beware.