Puff with Chocolate Sauce
recipefor Swan Puff with Chocolate Sauce comes from
Las Vegas chef Les Kincaid. Les was one of the earliest
contributors to Hub-UK.
love anything to do with food, wine or golf. Most people
'eat to live' and most others 'live to eat'. I prefer
the 'live to eat'. Cooking is said to be therapeutic.
In today's hectic world, unless we engross ourselves
into something relaxing, we'll go crazy, by the end
of the day. So just get into the kitchen and try to
be creative using your imagination. It need not be a
gourmet meal or anything grand just something simple
can find out more about Les and his views on food and
cooking in his biography
page or by visiting his website www.leskincaid.com
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sweet butter
Pinch kosher salt
2 large eggs
18 ounces whipping cream
3/4 chocolate sauce
sift the flour onto folded paper.
the milk, butter, salt and sugar into a saucepan and
bring to a boil.
the flour all at once into the pan, stirring all the
time with a wooden spoon or spatula.
this until the paste comes away from the side of the
pan and forms a lump, then take the pan off the heat
and let it cool a little.
the paste into a bowl and stir in one egg, which must
be completely blended in before the next egg is added,
and so on until all the eggs have been incorporated.
paste is ready when it has a silky sheen and is supple
and easy to pipe.
preparing swan shapes, which need volume, preheat
oven with steam to ensure an excellent rise and bake
for 15 minutes to 20 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
the piping bag with choux paste and pipe 6 large cream
puff, the size of a small egg, then 6 very thin 5
inch long "S" shape which will form the
head and the neck of the swan.
it is cooked and cooled, cut the top of the cream
puff one-fourth of the way down.
the cream puff with Chantilly cream (whipped cream).
the top of cream puff in two, placing the two pieces
on either side of the cream to form the wings of the
place the bottom of the "S" shape in the
on plate with chocolate sauce.