What’s even better than a Christmas tree at the holidays?
A French pastry tree, of course! The traditional French croquembouche (“crunch in the mouth”) is a classic dessert of choux pastry balls piled in a cone shape and drizzled with caramel. It’s traditionally served at weddings, but it’s perfect for serving on any special occasion.
The easiest way to make a croquembouche is to go to Maison Parisienne and buy several dozen choux pastries to assemble yourself. Or, if you want the full experience, you can make choux pastry yourself. It’s a delicate operation, so you may want to make a few practice tries before you serve it to company. Don’t worry, you can eat the mistakes….