For the love of éclairs

Yesterday I spent the evening cleaning soy milk and almond milk matcha-flavoured pastry cream off the kitchen floor — welcome to the joy of baking! I was trying, with the  help of a friend who translated it for me, to recreate Sadaharu Aoki’s genmaicha éclairs from a youtube video. It’s not quite there yet. The…

Profiteroles

Here is something sweet and simple to celebrate new beginnings. Choux pastry is relatively easy to make. Assembling them into profiteroles takes a while, but who wouldn’t love to receive these cute little bit-sized ice-cream sandwiches on a plate? For a savoury version, you can fill the plain choux pastry puffs with a mushroom pate, which…