Have you noticed all the beautiful blog designs out there? Well I have, and like any other red blooded American I too want to keep up with my neighbors and do upgrades to my home (here at DMC) so as not to bring the other property values down in the food neighborhood. So last week I had been trying to play with the layout and design of my blog. I do some painting and graphics.. but alas, they never transfer well when I try to duplicate them in an art program on the computer so I think I'll stick with using a photo from my collection. I finally came up with something I thought I could live with.. temporarily of course, because I change my mind a lot, it's inherent in being a woman you know. Even with color choices and photo picks, I'm still changing the furniture around in my internet home as well as my Tera Ferma home! So today I found a different layout that aloud me to keep the photo's large enough to enjoy. I had to reduce the sizes of my photo's to fit on my pages of the new layout and I didn't quite like the way they were looking, so the search continued, and probably continues on!
For those of you who saw my new layout.. I lost it and all the changes I had made this week. :( Not that I was totally sure I liked it enough to keep.. but I did spend too much time on it and now that time has been for naught.
So in the mean time, here are scrumptious cream puffs for your viewing pleasure. I made these this past weekend after my enjoyment playing with Pate Au Choux. This custard was fabulous and a joining of two recipes to make it rich and thick.. perfect for a filling for these puffs. I don't usually call myself fortunate to be lacking in an ingredient, but I was out of vanilla extract which forced me to take the time to use vanilla beans. Hooray!! I should always be willing to go the extra mile.
So when I finally get my blog together I will share the recipe with you for this custard!
Ciao, abbracci e baci!