Custard Cream Horns


Custard and Cream Horns

The first birthday of 2016....
and the birthday boy didn't get to eat his cake :P
ooops...
.... Yup ... NO CAKE for the birthday boy!

... I baked him Custard Cream Horns instead, because every boys and girls must have something sinfully rich, sweet and creamy for their birthdays, right?

Custard and Cream Horns
Him
Custard and Cream Horns

Custard Cream horns popped up in one of our conversations sometimes ago (...errr like many years ago... insert 'embarrassed' emoticon here). 
Our 'reminisced - Do you remember?' conversation always started with food but not necessarily end up having food that we 'reminisced' about... it took me years, from just talk to actually sink my teeth and bite into these cream horns.
Cream horns were one of those baked goods that I would drool over whenever I passed by a bakery shop in my hometown. Kids being kids... the creamiest... the sweetest and the prettiest bake on display will always attract their attention, and most of time,  I had no spare change to grab one. I  spent it all during recess in school. I definitely would be in hot soup if I were to ask for extra from my parents.
ooopsie again...
I hijacked your story :)... today's post supposed to be about YOU!!!
where was I?
oh Yeah... we were reminiscing about Cream Horn, and I thought, it'll be a good idea to bake some instead of cake, for your 5* birthday.
After all, we are getting older, we don't need those 'access baggage' around our waist (now that you have lost almost of yours 'clap! clap! clap!). Its easy to gain but its an uphill battle to lose! I am the living-walking proof :(

Anyway I hope that you enjoyed your birthday Custard Cream Horns and had fun blowing that 'many bunched up' candles that nearly singed your stubbles ;P... 

Happy Birthday 
with lots of love from us 3






Custard and Cream Horns

Ingredients

    5 Pampas puff pastry
    1 1/2 cup milk
    3 tablespoon custard powder
    2 tablespoon sugar
    300ml thickened cream
    1 tablespoon sugar

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C with baking tray (in the oven). 
  2. Give puff pastry a roll over few times to  a thinner layer then divide each sheets of puff pastry into 12 long strips. 
  3. Lightly oil conical shaped moulds  (called horns ;p). 
  4. Roll the pastry strip around each mould, overlapping a little. 
  5. Moisten finger with water and 'glue' both end of pastry. 
  6. Arrange on baking paper (I have a set of moulds that has a flat round opening, hence easier to arrange them straight up to get that perfect shape cones) then slide the baking paper onto hot baking tray. 
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden in colour. 
  8. Let the horns completely cooled before piping in custard and cream.
  9. Pipe custard and cream into cooled horns (see photo below)
  10. Dust with some icing sugar. 
  11. Serve
For the Custard
  1. Mix custard powder with 1/2 cup of milk until smooth. 
  2. Heat remaining milk in saucepan over medium heat. 
  3. Add custard mix. 
  4. Lower the heat and stir continuously until custard thicken. 
  5. Remove from heat. 
  6. Transfer to a bowl. 
  7. Place a piece of clingwrap over the custard (to avoid skin forming). 
  8. Leave it to cool. 
  9. Place in piping bag. 
  10. Refrigerate
For the Cream
  1. Whip cream with sugar till soft peak. 
  2. Place in piping bag. 
  3. Refrigerate




10 comments:

  1. Those are the cutest little desserts every and I bet they really delicious too!!

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    1. Thank You Renee :D and its easy to make too.

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  2. Mmm..my memories of cream horns were from the roti man who used to go around on his motorcycle in the evening! Cream horns were the treat! Happy birthday!

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    1. Thank You Lina:D
      Oh ya mamak roti... I think its the roti version kan?

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  3. These look phenomenal! What a brilliant birthday dessert!

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  4. Beautiful photos and divine looking cream horns!!

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