All around the world people are making it their goal to help Japan in the wake of their devastation in any way they can.
I was approached via another foodie to help out by donating our time and baked goods for the Toronto Bakes for Japan initiative and immediately I was brainstorming, creating and salivating.
I didn't have to ask Jo twice, she was on board as soon as I mentioned baking, together - DONE!
On April 10th we will be bringing down our goods and helping out selling - so if you are in Toronto, or know anyone in the area, please check out the website for the locations and show your support.
We are thinking of making eclairs. We wanted something eye and palate pleasing and something a little unique to bake sales.
This got me thinking....I have never made a choux pastry before, I should really make sure I can do it first before I commit to 100+ eclairs.
You wouldn't want to come and buy a boat like pastry that sinks would you? I didn't think so.
Since I am trying to watch my weight for the wedding I figured making a batch of eclairs might not be the best for my waistline so I decided profiteroles would do the trick. A few for dessert tonight and since I am off tomorrow to a dinner party I will bring the rest.
Now, traditionally they can be sandwiched with a frozen treat such as ice cream, gelato or yogurt, alternately they are filled with pastry or whipped cream.
This is where we get interesting, I happened to be listening to Coconut by Harry Nilsson (which can be heard of the Practical Magic soundtrack or by clicking the coconut link) and dancing around the living room this afternoon, Coconut...Lime....Cream, enough said....