This Tuesday’s with Dorie recipe is on page 220 from Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple *,
One-Bite Cinnamon Puffs
They where absolutely delicous. I had no sanding or pearl sugar on hand, so I sprinkled with powdered sugar after baking. This gave just a hint of sweetness, that went well with the hint of cinnamom. I made half the recipe and ended up with 34
When I read the recipe, I resisted getting a saucepan dirty, then the paddle attachment and the bowl from the stand mixer, plus a piping bag. In the middle of the 70s of the last century – when I was very young – I learned to make choux pastry with a stirring spoon and teaspoons. Now a small ice cream scoop is more convenient.
I weighed water, milk, butter, salt and cinnamon directly into the saucepan.
When the butter is melted, add the flour all at once, grab the stirring spoon and begin beating. Beat until you’ve got a dough that pulls away from the pan and leaves a film on the bottom about 4 minutes.
Remove pan from heat, cool slightly so that an added egg does not curdle immediately, about 2-3 minutes.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating for a minute with the stirring spoon after each goes in. Beat in the egg white, you’ll have a smooth, shiny dough.
Scoop out the dough, leave a scant inch between the mounds.
Now would be the perfect time to sprinkle the puffs with sanding or pearl sugar. Bake the puffs for 25 minutes. Turn off the oven, open the door a crack and hold it open with a wooden spoon. Let the puffs dry for about 15 minutes- Meanwhile do the washing up. I had only three pieces.
Then cool on a rack until they are only just warm or at room temperature.
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