Eclair or cream puff fillings that don't need refrigeration?

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by bakermama, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. bakermama

    bakermama

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    Can anyone point me in the right direction of some fillings for eclairs or cream puffs that can be displayed somewhere other than a refrigerated case?  My boss has basically given me free reign for whatever pastries I want to make, but we don't have cooler space for pastries yet.  Someone had recommended a marscarpone cheese filling, but I'm not sure where to start with that.  I'm not a trained baker, just someone who loves it and is trying to make a go of a bakery dept in a coffee/bagel shop.

    Thanks!
     
  2. siduri

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    Steer clear of anything with eggs and milk that is cooked together, like a pastry cream.  They can be dangerous unrefrigerated.  Also i'd be careful of mascarpone if you add eggs.  I imagine it will be ok outside for a bit, but not too long. 

    When i was in high school there was a french pastry shop on newbury street in boston and they had the most amazing cream puffs, that now i think were made with chocolate italian meringue buttercream.  - yeah, VERY rich - but though i didn;t know what they were made of then, i think that's what they were - the filling was buttery, but very light and fluffy (more meringue than butter i think). 

    On the whole, though, i think you should try for the kind of pastries that are intended not to be refrigerated. 
     
  3. lalmajid

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    dear baker  try useing chocolate fillings
     
  4. chefedb

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    Cnly  thing I can think of would be assorted flavor butter creams
     
  5. siduri

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    I guess you could make a very dense chocolate ganache and it would hold up without refrigeration.