TWD: Cream Puff Ring

by Holly on June 17, 2008


I grew up with a lot of cream puffs around our house. My mom is a choux queen to this day. They are almost always filled puffs in the freezer waiting to be devoured, so because of that, I was pretty comfortable making this week’s recipe chosen by Caroline of A Consuming Passion. Lucky for me! I decided to try making the ring since in all our cream puffery (yeah, probably not an actual word) growing up I had never made that shape. For whatever reason, I just wasn’t excited about mint. I made the ring though, and still just couldn’t decide what to fill it with.

I decided to just go with what I had on hand – white chocolate and blackberries. The combination was beautiful and light. For the white chocolate I used the White Chocolate Whipped Cream recipe at the back of The Book. I decided to keep things light with just a bit of melted white chocolate on top as well.


Make sure to check out what the rest of the Dorie-nators were up to this week!

Also, don’t forget to head on over to the Great American Bake Sale being hosted by the Tuesdays with Dorie Crew, lead by our fearless leader Laurie over at Quirky Cupcake to see how you can help end childhood hunger in America!


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Manggy June 17, 2008 at 7:07 am

Gosh Holly, that looks huge! Hugely delicious! How many people were you able to serve?
I’ve never had a Paris-Brest before but I’ve always wanted to try 🙂

chriesi June 17, 2008 at 8:00 am

That is fabulous!

Engineer Baker June 17, 2008 at 11:44 am

Wow – white chocolate and blackberries – fabulous! It looks beautiful, and I’m jealous you grew up with creampuffery 🙂

bakersbakery June 17, 2008 at 12:20 pm

The berries look like a wonderful addition!!!

Di June 17, 2008 at 1:09 pm

Yum–your ring looks fabulous! The blackberries sounds like a great addition.

LyB June 17, 2008 at 1:24 pm

I love the combination you chose, it sounds delicious. And it’s beautiful too! 🙂

rainbowbrown June 17, 2008 at 2:03 pm

Your ring looks wonderful. Your flavor combination sounds delicious. And cream puffery must be a word. If not it is now.

Kayte June 17, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Oh, this is very very beautifully done and your photos are lovely. This combination just makes my heart sing. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas…very nice.

Mary June 17, 2008 at 2:58 pm

White chocolate and blackberries. How delicious does that sound to me! Great job and beautiful photos.

Heather June 17, 2008 at 3:08 pm

wow! That combo sounds delicious! Great job!

Dianne June 17, 2008 at 4:23 pm

The white chocolate looks fabulous and your puff ring is gorgeous!

Mara June 17, 2008 at 5:21 pm

cream and berries oh my…at first i thought the berries were a thick layer of chocolate cream. slice me up a piece!

Prudy June 17, 2008 at 5:23 pm

A plus for that execution! Gorgeous!

Steph June 17, 2008 at 5:32 pm

Wow Holly, that is beautiful! Your family is so lucky to have all these yummy treats!

The Kitchen Vixen June 17, 2008 at 6:43 pm

wow that is totally fab! great job!

Katie B. June 17, 2008 at 8:58 pm

Stunning ring! Great flavor combo!

Jules Someone June 17, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Beautiful and gorgeous. I might even eat white chocolate to get me a taste of that.

Cafe Johnsonia June 17, 2008 at 10:33 pm

Oh, how lovely!!! Spectacular, really.

kate June 17, 2008 at 11:04 pm

holly, that is crazy-amazing! nicely done.

Susie Homemaker June 18, 2008 at 2:02 am

for whatever reason, I can’t see your pics – but gosh – white chocolate? berries? sounds soooo good!

The Food Librarian June 18, 2008 at 2:19 am

blackberries and white chocolate! brilliant and delicious!!!!

steph- whisk/spoon June 18, 2008 at 3:43 am

oh glorious! that looks summery and delicious!

Rebecca June 18, 2008 at 4:08 am

Your ring is so nice and full! And the white chocolate-blackberry combination is so much more summery than peppermint. Nice job!

Marie June 18, 2008 at 5:53 am

What a fantastic looking ring. I Love the idea of using white chocolate and blackberries! Looks so delicious!

Dhanggit June 18, 2008 at 7:01 am

this is definitely the sweetest and the prettiest thing i’ve ever laid my eyes on 🙂 delicious!!

kim June 18, 2008 at 7:06 am

yum, wonderful idea with the berries! awesome pics too! 🙂

natalie June 18, 2008 at 11:41 am

ohhh what a combination! white chocolate and blackberries!!! YUMMY!

tartasacher June 18, 2008 at 2:50 pm

Hello Phemom

Your blog is so beautiful.
Thank your for your comment in my post Cake Saint Honoré. Best and whises

bobby June 18, 2008 at 3:18 pm

Oh yes, I could eat about 3 of these for breakfast right now :D. Haha, they seriously look amazing though.

ostwestwind June 18, 2008 at 3:57 pm

Wow! What a gorgeous looking ring, I am very impressed, great work.

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats June 18, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Ooh how delicious! White chocolate and blackberries are a wonderful combination.

Shari June 18, 2008 at 4:39 pm

I love the white chocolate drizzle on top! Your puff looks perfect! Must be nice to have a choux queen to rely on!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Jenny June 18, 2008 at 5:17 pm

What a lovely ring, wish such a decadent drizzle.

noskos June 18, 2008 at 9:38 pm

That is a thing of beauty!

CB June 18, 2008 at 10:59 pm

Holy cream puff batman! I am drooling over your white chocolate whipped cream variation! YUM! Great job!
Clara @ I♥food4thought

Mary Ann June 19, 2008 at 4:04 am

I always wish that I could reach in and grab a taste of your finished product! It looks so good and the combo of flavors- yum!

Jenny June 19, 2008 at 4:27 am

Now that is what I call dessert! Nice! Where do I get a spoon?!

Tara June 19, 2008 at 11:25 am

Beautiful!!! I love the berries and cream…it looks wonderful!

michelle @ TNS June 19, 2008 at 6:29 pm

what’s not to love about mint? the people demand mint!

okay, we don’t really. the blackberry and white chocolate are droolworthy.

Christine June 19, 2008 at 6:41 pm

What a wonderful combination white chocolate and blackberries oh yum! Ring looks perfect!

Jaime June 22, 2008 at 2:59 am

WOW – beautiful cream puff ring! i love blackberries! stunning presentation

Barbara June 22, 2008 at 3:20 am

That is truly beautiful!

Mevrouw Cupcake June 22, 2008 at 1:05 pm

What a fabulous cream puff ring! It’s huge! Love the blackberry/white chocolate combo, you just can’t go wrong with berries and white chocolate!

Dolores June 22, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Wow… what a beautiful showcase of your talent at cream-puffery. What’s your secret to keep the ring from deflating?

And I love your simple summery flavor combination. Great job!

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