1/22/2018

Croquembouche

MasterChef. Croquembouche 2014
An elaborate pastry in which small, individual cream puffs are filled with some kind of cream and carefully arranged in a pyramid shape and then covered with sugar syrup which has been boiled  to the crack stage.  The croquembouche is  topped with threads of spun sugar.

A croquembouche mould (a tall cone-shaped metal mould) maybe used to hold the buns in place until the caramel sets.  It is then unmoulded and may be decorated with spun sugar, flowers, sugar-coated almonds or caramel. 
The croquembouche is a traditional centerpiece at French wedding.  Croque-en-bouche is French for 'crack-in-the-mouth'.  

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