April 1, 2011

Cream Puffs and a Giveaway


Earlier this year Martha Stewart launched a great new show all about baking called "Martha Bakes".  If you haven't seen it already check it out on the Hallmark Channel.  Every week she presents different recipes and techniques around a common theme.   A recent episode was all about pâte à choux. 


Pâte à choux is one of my favorite doughs because of its versatility.  You start with a basic recipe which can be made into so many things: eclairs, profiteroles, gougeres and croquembouche to name a few. 

After watching Martha's show I was inspired to make the most traditional version of pâte à choux, cream puffs.   The golden brown puffs were filled with vanilla bean diplomat cream (pastry cream mixed with whipped heavy cream) and then dusted with powdered sugar.  Perfection! 


Now to the giveaway....

Once again the nice people at CSN have provided a $35 gift code for use at their online stores.   They literally sell anything you can imagine at great prices - from Le Creuset cookware that I love so much to a beautiful tufted velvet headboard my friend Christine recently purchased.

To enter just leave a comment to this blog post by Friday April 8.

RULES: Only one entry per person allowed and you MUST include your email address  in the comment to be eligible.  Sorry, but that's the only way the winner can be notified to claim the gift code.  CSN only ships to addresses in the US and Canada.   There may be international shipping charges for Canadian addresses.

The winner of the gift card is comment #34.  I'll be contacting you directly with your prize!

Martha Bakes Cream Puffs with Pastry Cream and Maple Glaze 

59 comments:

  1. Those cream puffs look good! Thanks for the chance!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. these look devine!! Amazing pictures as well! Hope I am the lucky winner of the CSN gift card!

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  3. I soooo want this pasta maker from CSN:

    http://www.csnstores.com/Fox-Run-Craftsmen-57666-FRU1294.html

    Fingers crossed and thank you for hosting the giveaway.

    won2xx at gmail dot com

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  4. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. Those cream puffs look delicious! Thanks for the chance to win :)

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  6. Mmm! Cream puffs are my favorite and these look so yummy!

    allthingsgo (at) gmail dot com

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  7. I love CSN, I could spend hours on their site!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I wish that I had cable so I could watch all of these cooking shows- Netflix needs to develop it's own cooking channel!

    kmurkve at gmail dot com

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  9. those so so good- thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance on the giveaway- i want o buy my son the toy story desk
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  10. Great post I love cream puffs and CSN!

    ljyoung85@gmail.com

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  11. Those looke really good! I want one, mmm!

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  12. Cream puffs have been on my list for such a long time and such posts keep on reminding me that it's time to finally give them a try! Thanks for sharing!

    Email id: capri.shumi@gmail.com

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  13. Mmm...love them. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Chris M.

    zekks at yahoo dot com

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  14. I love Pâte à choux. My favorite thing is to make cream puffs and eat all the dough from the inside of the puffs before I fill them!
    rosadixon1 [at] aol [dot] com

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  15. Thanks for the tip on the new show!
    These cream puffs look awesome.

    dianahu78@hotmail.com

    Diana

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  16. Shannon4/01/2011

    Cream puffs are my weakness!!

    leahys@roadrunner.com

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  17. Martha makes everything look easy.

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  18. Beautiful cream puffs! I am going to make these this weekend for a welcome to the neighborhood gift. Love CSN Stores.

    veryprincess (at) optonline (dot) net

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  19. Hi, those cream puffs look mouth-watering!
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  20. Thanks for this splendid giveaway
    MMM..this post makes me want to head to the kitchen and bake some puffs!
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  21. Delicious! Will try the recipe.

    ainumi(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Yum! Going to try these soon!

    amz4543 at hotmail dot com

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  23. These look amazing! Cream puffs have recently been on my to-bake list.

    angie(dot)ohman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I just thought about making cream puffs last night!
    Yours look great!

    lilaznjewel @ yahoo dot com

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  25. Those look delicious! I must try soon.

    janabaatenburg@gmail.com

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  26. Ah! Creampuffs, brings back memories of my childhood.

    Thanks for this opportunity
    kellemk@yahoo.com

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  27. Anonymous4/02/2011

    YUMMMMMM!!!!!!!
    Nothing taste better than a fresh cream puff. Delectable. Great job

    safistewart87@gmail.com

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  28. Anonymous4/02/2011

    I could eat a bucket of the cream puff filling! ecogeek.sh at gmail.com

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  29. Audrey4/02/2011

    Yum I love cream puffs!

    ac7041@hotmail.com

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  30. Mmm those look amazing! I love making/eating cream puffs. So tasty.
    uncleelijah at msn dot com.

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  31. Looks soooo good!

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  32. YUM. Those cream puffs look absolutely adorable!

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  33. oh man, I love making and especially eating cream puffs. i think i'm going to make some profiteroles soon...

    you've done a very nice job!

    chrisjchang18(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Anonymous4/02/2011

    those look sooooo good!

    caitk17@gmail.com

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  35. Thanks for having a great giveaway.

    tahearn at roadrunner dot com

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  36. Anonymous4/02/2011

    I love cream puffs! I've been making them with my family since I was little. They look great!

    tifadactyl at gmail dot com

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  37. Yum, I love cream puffs.I didn't know that Martha has a new show.I never tried any of her recipes,but after this post I will definitly bake this cream puffs.

    Sabrafamily76@yahoo.com.

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  38. wow! your cream puffs look amazing!mine somehow never turn out looking that perfect. how did you fill them so nicely?

    sephie78@gmail.com

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  39. Yum! I love cream puffs, will be trying this out soon :)

    && thanks for sharing this CSN certificate giveaway! I'm starting up a macaron business in Austin so it'll be useful!

    janeko89@gmail.com

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  40. Anonymous4/02/2011

    Tasty looking cream puffs!!

    joliesharvey@hotmail.com

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  41. I wish I had the patience to make something as beautiful as those cream puffs!

    rachelouise18@gmail.com

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  42. Those cream puffs look sooo good :)
    dgoodridge84@yahoo.com

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  43. Cream puff's look sooo good! Thanks to CSN as well.

    elementsinvitations at gmail dot com

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  44. Anonymous4/03/2011

    My husband is going to love this recipe! One of his favorite desserts is cream puffs and this looks easy enough to make!

    emotionalrestoration@clear.net

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  45. Anonymous4/03/2011

    Beautiful!
    lgunnoe (at) neo (dot) rr (dot) com

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  46. Those cream puffs look amazing! I can't remember the last time I had one...too long!

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  47. Your post has made me hungry...yum!
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  48. Your cream puffs look perfect!
    thank you for the csn offer:
    laptha@hotmail.com

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  49. Jenny Loveridge4/04/2011

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    loveridgejenny@yahoo.com

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  50. Those cream puffs look delicious! Thanks for the giveaway!
    hawkia75@gmail.com

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  51. Those cream puffs look amazing(!) and it's too cool that you have this offer going on.

    ehancock08 at gmail dot com

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  52. Anonymous4/06/2011

    I think you know me email O Truc. Great cream puffs.

    SLL

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  53. Those look picture perfect!
    Jen @ justthefrosting@gmail.com

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  54. I could use some choux pastry help - my last attempt at eclairs was a failure!

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  55. Thanks for the chance!
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

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  56. Thanks for the giveaway! Those look amazing!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  57. The cream puffs look so GOOD! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. I am going to have to try this filling - I have been looking for an alternative to whipped cream that is light & fluffy. Looks delicious!

    carriealltonatclearwiredotnet

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  59. Bobette4/11/2011

    I've never heard of diplomat cream. Sounds delicious!

    bobettemccann at yahoo.com

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