|150 g||unsalted butter|
|230 ml||whole milk|
|240 g||heavy cream|
|100 g||white chocolate|
|raspberry (for garnish)|
|pistachio (for garnish)|
|confectioner’s sugar (for dusting)|
To make the pistachio crumble sheet, add flour, sugar, pistachios, and a pinch of salt to a food processor and mix until finely ground. Add butter and, with your fingertips, combine into a crumbly dough. Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment paper until thin.Transfer to freezer and chill for approx. 30 min.
To make the choux pastry, add milk, butter, sugar, and a pinch of salt to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add flour and stir constantly until you have a very thick batter. Once a thin floury coating forms on the base of the saucepan, it’s ready. Remove from heat, transfer to the bowl of a stand mixer, and mix slowly for approx. 3 – 4 min. to allow the mixture to cool down. Add eggs one at a time, beating between each addition, until well combined.
Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F. Fill the choux pastry mixture into a piping bag fitted with a round tip and pipe cream puffs onto a lined baking sheet, making sure to leave enough space around each one.
Remove pistachio crumble sheet from the freezer and use a round cookie cutter to press out circles. Place one onto each of the cream puffs and transfer to the preheated oven. Bake at 180°C/355°F for approx. 30 - 35 min., until golden brown.
To make the raspberry cream filling, purée raspberries, pass through a sieve, and reserve the liquid. In a bowl, whip the cream until stiff and set aside. Roughly chop white chocolate and set over a double boiler with simmering water to melt. When fully melted, remove from heat and gradually stir in raspberry purée liquid. Let cool down for approx. 5 min., then fold in whipped cream with a rubber spatula. Transfer cream into a piping bag and store in the fridge until assembling the cream puffs.
To assemble, carefully halve the cream puffs and fill each pair with raspberry cream and fresh raspberries. Decorate with extra pistachios, raspberries, and confectioner’s sugar. Enjoy!