Whipped!

“Haaaaapppy birthday to youuu”

I love birthdays. I think I love other people’s birthdays more than they do! Surprising people with lovely treats and gifts is SO much fun.

Cue today’s treat:

Profiteroles. FILLED with different flavoured whipped cream.

Whipped cream

Cinnamon, Chantilly, Chocolate, Hazelnut and Lemon.

CINNAMON CREAM

  • 150ml double cream
  • 1tbsp icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Alter the above quantities, depending on the amount of cream you are whipping. Replace the cinnamon for any powdered flavour you like (like ginger)!

METHOD

  1. Whip the double cream to soft peaks.
  2. Add the icing sugar and ground cinnamon, and whip to medium peaks.
  3. Be careful not to over whip, from which point there is no going back!

CHANTILLY CREAM

See previous blog post!

CHOCOLATE CREAM

  • 150ml double cream
  • 50g chocolate, chopped

METHOD

  1. Heat the cream in a saucepan until it reaches boiling point.
  2. Pour it over the chopped chocolate, in a heat proof bowl, and let them mingle for a minute.
  3. Stir together until properly combined, and leave to cool completely.
  4. When cool. whip away until you reach the desired peak level.
  5. Note that it takes longer to whip this cream, so be patient!

HAZELNUT CREAM

  • 150ml double cream
  • 1tbsp icing sugar
  • Handful of chopped hazelnuts
Alter the above quantities, depending on the amount of cream you are whipping. Replace the hazelnuts for any nuts you like (macadamia?)

METHOD

  1. Whip the double cream to soft peaks.
  2. Add the icing sugar, and whip a tiny bit more.
  3. Throw in the chopped hazelnuts, and enjoy the CRUNCH!

LEMON CREAM

  • 150ml double cream
  • 1tbsp icing sugar
  • Zest from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/2tsp lemon juice
Alter the above quantities, depending on the amount of cream you are whipping. Replace the lemon with any other citrus fruit you like (Oranges – mmmm)!

METHOD

  1. Whip the double cream to soft peaks.
  2. Add the icing sugar, and lemon zest, and whip a little more.
  3. Mix in the lemon juice, a little at a time.

Slightly adapted from Kitchen Simplicity – Thanks K!

Follow my previous blog post and make profiteroles, and replace the cream with any flavour you like! My favourite was cinnamon – I just couldn’t get enough!

Birthday treats!

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10 thoughts on “Whipped!

  1. Wow, everything sounds and looks delish! I agree with Now at Home Mom, the last picture is incredibly delicious. Yummy whipped cream : )

  2. hehe…I agree. Sometimes, it’s just feel nice to be giving than receiving. These creams sound wonderful. I especially love the Hazelnut and lemon! What a great way to fill up some cream puffs.

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