Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Kansas Kroquembouche

My last cooking class for the year . . . 

But not French Croquembouche 

Kansas Kroquembouche

A forest of cream puff towers

Made, not by dipping the cream puffs in caramel
but rather in Royal icing

Made into towers and decorated
by the six class members
It was a hand ons class.

Each attendee got a plate, a box of cream puffs and a bowl of Royal Icing
They built and they decorated

And the result . . . 

Some red and green chocolate candies
And a dusting of cocoa

Not quite so pyramidal
we did call this a Kroquembush!
Decorated with red and green sprinkles

Peppermint candies, red and green balls and a shower of red and green sprinkles

Red and white -- peppermint candies and red sprinkles

Green sprinkles and a "cherry" of a chocolate candy on top!

Chocolate covered candies and a shower of cocoa

Our little Kroquembouche forest . . . 
Each student got to take their masterpiece home.

It was a fun class and the first "hands on" class that I've taught.

Alas, it's the last class of the year.

I simply adore teaching classes at life+style right here in our little town on the prairie.

And when you're going to demonstrate a real croquembouche and the sugar keeps crystalizing,
you turn to Plan B -- and rename it!

It's Friday and I'm sharing our Kansas Kroquembouches with Michael at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday and I'm joining Bernideen for Open House.


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

What fun and yummy!

Bernideen said...

Yours looks wonderful - just like Julia Child!!!! Please come post this on my Friday "Open House" blog party!

sandy said...

YUM! These look amazing! I'll have to give them a try!
sandy :)

ohiofarmgirl said...

They are so cute and festive. I am amazed with them! Dianntha

Zane Wooder said...

If I was there. They would all disappear. Hehe.