DOVE® Chocolate Dangerously Fun Chocolate Éclairs by Pierre Hermé Recipe | Apple Pie, Patis, and Pâté Recipes Making pâte à choux has always been intimidating but now that I’ve tried it once, I can’t wait to use it again. Gazing at the colorful options behind glass display cases in local pastry shops, I’m thinking, “I can’t make any of this.” Now I can proudly cross out éclairs, cream puffs, profiteroles, and Paris-Brest out of The Long List of Things I Can’t Must Make. The pastry dough is cooked twice, first on the stovetop to create a paste and then finished in the oven after piping the desired shape. Choux is French for “cabbage,” referring to the irregular shape that a round piece of pâte à choux takes. The Daring Bakers – Pierre Herme’s Chocolate Éclairs hosted by Tony Tahhan and MeetaK This recipe from Pierre Hermé, one of the most famous pastry chefs in the world, seems overwhelming at first but if a complete pastry newbie like me can do it, then so can you. The baked and unbaked pâte à choux can be stored in the freezer and used as needed. Pierre Hermé’s Chocolate Éclairs Notes:
Mass Customization Is (Finally) The Future Of Products Mass customization has been the “next big thing” in product strategy for a very long time. Theorists have been talking about it as the future of products since at least 1970, when Alvin Toffler presaged the concept. Important books from 1992 and 2000 further promoted the idea that mass customization was the future of products. Yet for years, mass customization has disappointed. Some failures were due to execution: Levi Strauss, which sold customized jeans from 1993-2003, never offered consumers choice over a key product feature – color. Overall, the “next big thing” has remained an elusive strategy in the real world, keeping product strategists away in droves. This is all about to change. Today’s customer-facing technologies are cheaper and more social. A variety of major brands – like Kraft, Hallmark, M&Ms, Wrigley, Nike, Keds, Ford, and many others – have recently introduced important mass customized product offerings.
Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Truffles Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Truffles Oh my goodness, are these good. Out of all the Christmas cookies I made this year, I think these might be Mike’s favorite. I took most of them to work and you should have seen how sad he was when he realized they were gone! These truffles taste just like cookies and cream with a fun oreo crunch - plus they are a good alternative to the usual oreo balls you see around Christmas. I got this recipe from my aunt who made these for the first time last year. Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Truffles Yield: About 3 dozen truffles Ingredients:24 chocolate cream-filled cookies, divided 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1 cup nonfat dry milk 1 tsp vanilla 4 cups powdered sugarDirections:Coarsely chop 12 cookies and set aside. For all 12 Days of Christmas Treats click here!
Chocolate - Delivery Gifts | Chocolate.com Lackadaisy Expressions Boy, I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I started this. I've had requests for some sort of expressions tutorial dating back a while now, so I figured, "Sure! I can explain expression drawing...and it'll be way better than all those tutorials out there that are nothing but charts of generic expressions. Yeah! Just give me a day or two to whip something up..." Um. Anyway, I found all I could really do was try to explain ways to teach yourself...and then add some pictures. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries These cheesecake stuffed strawberries are the perfect dessert treat! Can I just say that I have died and gone to heaven. Making up the filling was a breeze too. Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Yield: 10 - 12 strawberries (depending on size) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 0 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound large strawberries 8 ounce block cream cheese – softened 3 – 4 tablespoons powdered sugar (depends on how sweet you want the filling) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or use almond, lemon, etc. ) Graham cracker crumbs Source: Inspired by pictures seen on Pinterest Directions: Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla with a mixer or by hand. You could also drizzle or dip strawberries in chocolate if desired. Enjoy!!! I stored my stuffed strawberries in the fridge although I find they taste best the day,or second after, they are made.
Exploring the Power of Product Customization Online | Inflexion Interactive Web Agency For an increasing number of businesses online, giving their brand the ability to customize products and services may be the key to building brand relationships and selling more product. When done in a way that authentically reflects your consumer’s needs and desires, product customization can create a positive and memorable e-commerce environment. This yields higher conversions, more revenue and, of course, brand value that lasts. A company at the top of the product customization trend is Tiffany’s. Before product customization caught on, though, Tiffany’s provided access to high-resolution images of its online showcase to communicate the prestige of its business and products. Other brands that offer product customization online include: Nike and the ability to design your own shoes; eCreamery.com and the chance to create your own ice cream flavor; and, of course, Chocomize.com and the ability to personalize chocolate online. J.P.
Top 5 Reasons Why Cast Iron Is The Greenest Choice For Non-Stick Cooking Dependable, that’s what cast iron is. It will last for centuries if properly cared for, and it has a natural non-stick surface that’s eco-friendly. When I was a bride, my Granny gave me two of her cast iron skillets. A tiny, 6 inch one for making cornbread for two; and a 12 inch skillet for everything else. Cast iron has been around for hundreds of years. If you don’t already have a cast iron skillet, here are a few reasons to go to your nearest resale shop or garage sale and begin looking for one. Top 5 Reasons Why Cast Iron Cookware Is So Green... Eco-easy clean up. It’s good for you. How To Properly Season Cast Iron Cookware First, wash your cast iron cookware. Heating the cookware creates the oxidation that prevents rust and makes the surface non-stick. Newly seasoned cast iron will take on a dark brown coating. How do I re-season a used cast iron piece? Caring For Your Cast Iron Cookware I have treasured those skillets Granny gave me, and I’ve added to my collection over the years.
Boy Bands | List of Best Boy Band Artists/Groups List Criteria: Only all-male vocal groups in any pop genre. Most don't play instruments, but some do. List of the best boy bands of all time, with photos, ranked from best to worst by the community. This list of the top boy bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution and is an up-to-date list. Boy bands are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all boy band bands on this list got started. You can click on the boy band band names to see more information about that particular notable boy band group. The list includes all types boy bands from yesteryear to today, from Hanson and "MMMBop" to K-pop. The list includes all new boy bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. This list answers the questions "who are the best boy band bands of all time?"