Sweet custard cream offsets the tanginess of the kiwi fruit in these unexpected pastries.
By Han Ker
- ½ cup flour
- ⅔ cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup butter
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup custard cream with vanilla seed
- 1 Zespri green kiwi
- Optional icing sugar
- Preheat oven to 180C. Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Place water and butter in a saucepan and heat until melted. Next, raise heat until the mixture boils and them remove from heat. Add the flour and beat quickly until you have cohesive mixture (be sure not to overbeat or the mixture will become oily). Leave the mixture to cool slightly.
- Slowly add the beaten eggs a little bit at a time until the mixture is thick and shiny (you probably won’t need all of the egg). Place in a pastry bag.
- Dampen two parchment lined baking sheets with cold water. Pipe ping-pong ball sized onto the paper put some almond as toppings and bake immediately until choux is lightly browned (about 15-25 minutes). Set aside to cool.
- Spoon custard cream into a pastry bag.
- Punch a hole in the choux or cut into half and fill choux with cream using pastry bag. Garnish with green kiwi cut and dust with icing sugar; serve and enjoy!
Han Ker began baking since 8 years old with her mum, more after she started her blog - Hankerie (http://www.hankerie.com) 2 years ago. She nonetheless possesses a passion for baking and creating in the kitchen, and applies her own creativity for crafting out her own recipes. Her specialty are pastries and sweet treats, as well as bread – as evidenced by the goodies that come from her kitchen. Determined to make the products of her creative imagination a reality, Han Ker is a firm believer that nothing is impossible if you try enough times. Apart from that, Blog-hopping has inspired her, and she shares openly without a care for the jealous hoarding of information. She is unendingly curious and is always seeking out new recipes to try, a method she insists works great in keeping the brain juices flowing while at home. She is truly a home baker of substance, a blogger, and cook with plenty to offer.