with Greg Patent, Award Winning Cookbook Author

Pate a choux

A Paste that Puffs

A Paste that Puffs

Here’s another baking miracle that performs its magic due to air alone—choux paste or pâte à choux.  It translates literally as “the pastry for making little cabbages.” Cream puffs are, hands down, the most well-known choux paste descendant.  You make the dough by beating flour […]

Pop, Pop, Popovers!

Pop, Pop, Popovers!

While we’re on the magic of air in baking, let’s consider the popover, those amazing mountainous puffs of crustiness and egginess. To make them you beat eggs, milk, and melted butter into flour and salt, pour the cream-like batter into deep pottery or metal cups, […]