Friday, November 19, 2010
At first glance, you wouldn’t think these chocolate iced cream puffs have anything unusual inside. The burst of fresh strawberry flavor in a rich creamy mousse is surprising. Cream cheese makes it silky smooth and rich. The cream puff (my recipe is HERE) makes a delicious shell for both chocolate and berries.
I was asked to help with refreshments to fit a “pink & chocolate” theme for a baby shower recently - and I was stumped. Shower treats are so much easier to navigate when they can be eaten with your fingers, so I decided on cream puffs.
The only pink thing I could come up with was strawberries. Since strawberry season had long since passed - I used sliced berries I had frozen from last summer.
The cream cheese gave it a mousse-like texture, but it needed to be “pipe-able” as well - so I added a little cream. It was perfect. A little swirl of homemade chocolate frosting added a nice finishing touch. Be sure to refrigerate before serving if you like your mousse semi-firm.
For this simple shower refreshment idea, go to: