I found out at the last minute I would be having some family come by for tea tomorrow, so I immediately panicked. I knew there was very little I could pull out and make at the last minute, and that my refrigerator had become stocked with restraurant take away cartons and beer bottles during my recent absence.
So I did what I do best......
I had flour, milk, butter, eggs, lemons, salt, some sugar and a small amount of cream.....
The ingredients kept going through my mind, until voila!
Lemon filled Cream Puffs!!!
So here is what you will need
Lemon Curd Filling Ingredients
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel - finely grated
3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Pinch of salt
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup heavy cream (well chilled)
Choux or "Puff" Pastry Ingredients
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
Step 1: To Make the Lemon Curd
Add butter and stir constantly until the curd mixture is hot and will nap the spoon. If you raen't sure what hap mean, see the photo. You can tell it is the right thickness when running your finger through the film on a spoon leaves a trail. This will take about 4-5 minutes
DO NOT ALLOW TO BOIL
Once the curd naps your spoon, transfer the mixture into a separate bow an allow it to cool at least 5 minutes.