Saturday, April 26, 2008

No Knitting, but Oh-so-good

This is difficult to write, but... I haven't knit in 7 days. A whole week. Usually, it is nigh-impossible to pry me away from the needles, so what's going on?
I finished the front and the back of the Dad Sweater and should be starting the sleeves. When I am close to finishing a project or a huge part thereof, I can't stop knitting, and then, when it's done, I sometimes lose the drive to knit for days on end. It always comes back with a vengeance, so I'm not overly concerned. But what to do with all that free time?

Well, today, I made profiteroles, more colloquially known as cream puffs. Made the dough from scratch, made creme patissiere from scratch (custard, not pudding), and dunked them in semisweet chocolate.


The presentation is not exactly professional, but they are yummy. I think I ate 5.

24 comments:

Lauren said...

Oh wow, they sound complicated, and look yummy!

cpurl17 said...

Oh yum--they look delicious!!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Delish!!! I guess if the knitting has to be put on hold, the baking is a good replacement hobby!! yummy!

Kate said...

*drools*

Baking has a bit more instant gratification than knitting, sometimes it's nice to make something that is done within an hour or two! :-)

adrienne said...

Those look so yummmmmmy. I wish I had one to eat right now :)

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

they look so yummy!

Bezzie said...

Ooo! I haven't made cream puffs in ages. I like waiting til blueberry season and filling them with cream and blueberries. Your chocolate ones look delish!!!

Bonnie said...

Mmmmm, those look good. I should not be reading blogs before breakfast. Now I want a cream puff for breakfast!

Gingerbread said...

oh yes they look good, I know what you mean about having moments of no knitting and then you see a magazine with a pattern you like, and away we go again there's no stopping us knitters.

fleegle said...

Boy, do those look scrumptious!

Maureen said...

Those look sooo good! No worries, you'll get back to knitting eventually.

Rebel said...

OMG!!! OMG!! Those are like my all time favorite homemade dessert. They look soooo yummy.

I made some for a baby shower once, and melted some chocolate, piped out some hearts to top them with.

Mary said...

Hallo Batty,
ich würde auch gerne mindestens 5 davon essen, aber zwischenzeitlich sind sie wohl schon alle weg.

Liebe Grüße
Mary

weezalana said...

Hey, if you're not going to knit, food is always a great alternative! ;)

Abril said...

Those look yummy!

schrodinger said...

Wow!! I love profiteroles, gorgeous - I'm impressed.

Janelle said...

I know not to grocery shop while hungry, but I never figured it'd be dangerous to blog read while hungry! Must. have. creampuffs! Those look to die for.

katesaid said...

Mmmmmmm. I've made Boston creme pie from scratch, similar concept but a smidge less easy to accidentally eat 40. You have to cut each slice, after all.

Still. Add this to the list, must make soon...

Sssarahevt said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm can I come over?

knottygnome said...

ooh, i love creme puffs! they look delicious.

Kristina B said...

How could you only eat five!??! Profiteroles are my favourite. Please send me some...

Wish I could bake. I love the idea of that instant gratification!

MayaB said...

Yummy..you are really making the mind (and tummy) of a pregnant woman spin! Now I wonder what I have in the fridge...? I'm excited about the Dad sweater as well, can't wait to see it finished.

Soo said...

Delicious!

By the way -- you were the 1000th comment on my blog and so I want to send you a little thank you. Can you email me your address? thingssoolikes at googlemail dot com

merry said...

Those look sooooooo delicious!
Virtual yumminess!