"Easy Baking"

Show 51

Glenn Walden - Culinary Instructor

ATI Career Institute
Falls Church, Va.
703 821-8570


The dining room at the institute


Pate a Choux - Servings 1

Ingredients:
1) 1/2 cup water
2) 1/4 cup butter
3) 1/4 tsp. salt
4) 3/4 cup flour, all purpose
5) 3 eggs

Preparation:
1) Combine the water, salt, and butter in a sauce pan and
bring to a boil.
2) Add the flour in one addition and cook over the fire, stirring
with a wooden spoon for one minute.
3) Remove from the heat and continue to stir, releasing some
of the heat.
4) Add the eggs one at a time, making sure to have each one
completely incorporated before adding another.
5) Immediately, fill a pastry bag and pipe onto parchment-lined pans.
6) Leave approximately one inch in between each piece.
7) Bake 400F convection until golden brown and dry.
8) Large Choux items may need to dry longer at a lower temperature.

Notes:
1) Eclairs: pipe 6"x1-1/4" logs with a straight tip.
2) Pro`teroles: pipe into small cherry size balls with a straight tip.
3) Cream Puffs: pipe into large balls with a straight tip.
4) Cream Puff Swan: pipe into large teardrop for the body,
and a ? shape for the head and neck.
5) When baked and cooled, the top of the teardrop is cut off and
split in half lengthwise for the wings. Fill the bottom of the teardrop
with filling, push the head in the large end and the wings in the
center with the points coming out. Dust with powdered sugar.

Chocolate Whipped Cream - servings 1

Ingredients:
1) 1/2 cup heavy cream
2) 3 tsp. honey
3) 1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate pieces
4) 1 tsp. vanilla

Preparation:
1) Place the chocolate in a S/S bowl.
2) Combine heavy cream and sugar and bring to a boil.
3) Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and whisk to combine.
4) Add the vanilla and blend.
5) Refrigerate overnight to cool completely.
6) Whisk the cooled chocolate mixture until stiff peaks.
7) Do not over-whip or the mixture will separate.
8) Keep chilled for service.



 

Whipped Cream/Chantilly Cream - Servings 1

Ingredients:
1) 1/4 cup heavy cream - chilled
2) 2 tbs. sugar

Preparation:
1) Combine heavy cream and sugar (vanilla extract for Chantilly Cream) in a S/S bowl.
2) Whip to stiff peak with a thin wire whisk.
3) Do not overwhip or the butterfat will separate.

Notes:
Chantilly Cream is made by adding 1 teaspoon vanilla extract to this recipe


Raspberry Coulis - Servings 1

Ingredients:
1) 1 pint raspberries - fresh or frozen
2) 1/2 cup water
3) 1 tbs. lemon juice - fresh squeezed
4) 1 cup sugar
5) 1/2 cup corn syrup, light
6) 3 tbs. corn starch
7) 2 tbs. water

Preparation:
1) Bring the berries, water, lemon juice, sugar, and corn syrup to a boil.
2) Cook for 8 minutes to burst the berries.
3) Make a slurry with the 3 tablespoons cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water.
4) Add the slurry to the boiling liquid stirring with a wooden spoon.
5) Bring back to a boil to thicken and clarify.
6) Strain through a china cap to remove the seeds and skin.
7) Strain through a chinoise to further strain.


Good Eating!!!