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Let’s Talk Profiteroles

We have noticed a proliferation of profiteroles on menus as of late, and for good reason since they are super easy to make and can be complex in decoration from spun sugar to delicious custards or creams.

A profiterole is a type of pastry, often better known as the cream puff. It shouldn’t be confused with pastries made with filo dough, which can be called puff pastry. Instead, the average profiterole is made with a type of dough called choux pastry, which is a combination of flour, butter, eggs, and water. Usually, this mixture is spooned onto or piped onto baking pans in a round shape, and then baked until browned. The interior of the choux pastry has a soft scrambled egg-type center that is removed before the pastry is filled.

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First Look: Val’s Cheesecakes Greenville Avenue

image1 (16)by Steven Doyle

It is no secret that we are fans of Val’s Cheesecakes on Maple Avenue directly next door and semi attached to the Grapevine Bar. For the expanding fan base we have some exciting news, Val is opening on Greenville Avenue this Thursday in the building that Tacos y Mas recently vacated at 2820 Greenville in the same section as iconic restaurants such as The Grape, Blue Goose and much more.  Continue reading

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