Barbie from Madison, WI (2018 Week 9: Patisserie)




Madison, WI

Baking Challenge

Choux Pastry Gâteau

Have fun giving your creation a name and please describe your recipe.

Grandma Betty's Pope Farm Sunflower

Tell us about your creation's final texture after baking. Are you happy with it?

Not a showstopper in looks, but the flavors may pause the show! Passion fruit creme patissiere with milk chocolate ganache cream puffs make up the center of the flower. Passion fruit creme patissiere and white chocolate ganache eclairs make up the petals. Yum!

Detail how you added a Wisconsin twist to your flavors or presentation.

The Pope Farm Park Conservancy in Middleton, Wisconsin has had beautiful sunflower fields for many years. The field was not planted this year, so this is my attempt to honor the tradition. I also used local whipped cream and eggs.

How did you do?

It’s not pretty, but it’s edible.