Churroquembouche

by Matt on August 17, 2010

Yes, I just had to.

Churros + Cajeta + Bastardization Of French Recipe = Awesome. Or terrible. You decide.

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Su-Lin August 18, 2010 at 8:41 am

Awesome!

Veronika Rojas August 18, 2010 at 9:56 am

Well that’s an interesting combination.

Ana August 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Awesome!! Looks delicious, and ultra creative!!
Love it!
Ana

Cookin' Canuck August 18, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Blasphemy, indeed – but brilliant!

Débora August 18, 2010 at 2:34 pm

omg, that looks delicious.

angelica fonseca August 18, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Fucking awesome!!!! No doudt!

Barbi August 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm

GENIUS!

katie o. August 18, 2010 at 7:34 pm

For the love of all that is holy….
You had me at churros and yet, you kept going.

Andrea @ Fork Fingers Chopsticks August 18, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Sacrilegious – but, I wasn’t a good Catholic anyway.

Simon Thibault August 19, 2010 at 11:22 am

Dear god, EPIC WANT NOW.

Biz August 19, 2010 at 11:57 am

Where is my fork??!! :D

Natalie (EFT Tapping) August 19, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Matt, I’m getting fat just looking at your pictures. Stop that!

BRIAN CONDRON August 20, 2010 at 4:40 am

My Man! That is the most pathetic”Croquembouche”I’ve ever seen(with the possible exception of first year apprentices’ I’ve hired ,beginning attempts) and those odd looking “Chou”buns??? Sorry to take the wind out of your sails.The comments seem to be favorable but obviously from people who haven’t seen the “real thing” As a professional,semi retired European trained Chef with 50 years experience,I’m looking to start a “Food Blog” and was perusing sites !Truthfully I didn’t continue onto your site after viewing your “photo” and being appalled at your misspelling of such a reverent classic French “CROQUEMBOUCHE”!! ‘Hope you don’t think I’m just being “Catty” and take it for constructive criticism ,from someone who is uniquely qualified to comment, having been trained(Back in the day) in Paris &Normandy.
Bon Chance ! Brian.

From Matt: Brian, thank you so much for reading the blog! No need to apologize about taking the wind out of my sails and I certainly don’t think you’re being “catty” at all! I always appreciate constructive criticism!

But one quick question though: have you ever had a churro? ;)

Cooking in Mexico August 20, 2010 at 6:54 am

I haven’t seen this in Mexico yet, but I love it! Creativity is the name of the game, unless we all want to continue eating the same thing, generation after generation.

Kathleen

Kathryn @ Foodies Not Fatties August 20, 2010 at 9:13 am

Oh…My…Gosh….I have never tried churros, even though they are all over the place in Texas. I will def have to give one a try, and hopefully they taste as amazing as that picture makes them look!

Elizabeth August 20, 2010 at 10:33 am

Wow that is definitely awesome. You could use cajeta as currency around here..gawd that stuff is good.

BRIAN CONDRON August 20, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Well Matt! My sincere apologies ! This is a case of “Open mouth/ Insert foot” on my part. I just took another look at what you were attempting to do ! Churros and cajeta !!Mmmmmmm. Please forgive my above comments? A cautionary tale here “Look TWICE before you leap !!!I live in Massachusetts, sadly too far from you to have a “Forgiveness” drink !! Still I’ll be checking in on your site from time to time !! Merci !!
Brian

Matt August 20, 2010 at 12:20 pm

No need to apologize! But you know I’m going to call or email you when I have questions about real French pastry and need guidance…my attempts would only make you laugh! Thanks for reading! :)

Fuji Mama August 20, 2010 at 12:20 pm

LOVE this! I love croquembouche and I love churros…sounds like a match made in heaven to me! Plus, if you can’t have a bit of a sense of humor and play with your food occasionally, what fun is life?

Cathy/ShowFoodChef August 20, 2010 at 12:30 pm

I adore your play on food, and I love the conversation with you and Brian. Both of you handled things SO kindly. I wish you’d give lessons to our folks in politics; it was such a giving exchange with a quick fix. Admiration to you!

Cowgirl Chef August 20, 2010 at 12:45 pm

OMG, I can’t even look at this. French recipe or not, we’ll never see anything like this in Paris. Wow.

Chez Us August 20, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Matt, I have been tossing around the idea of making a croquembouche for a couple years; but then I think about it sitting around the house for a day (honestly a mere few hours) or worse yet, sitting on my hips for a few weeks, and that stops me. Now, you have taken it to a whole other level – fried dough with Cajeta! Damn YOU! :)

Lovely as always.

Michael Procopio August 20, 2010 at 7:05 pm

I am so, so, so, so, so delighted that you put your money where your mouth was and did this.

It needed to be made.

Lisa (AuthenticSuburbanGourmet) August 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Creative and awesome!!! Love it!

Alissa August 21, 2010 at 3:08 pm

Just needs a bowl of vanilla ice cream, and then it would be perfect!

Y August 21, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Awesome. Definitely awesome.

Nikki (Pennies on a Platter) August 22, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Definitely looks awesome. I might change my mind after tasting it. :)

Katryn@rampantcuisine August 23, 2010 at 6:39 am

YES PLEASE…I’ll take one of those.

My Man's Belly August 23, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Now if only it had only been drizzled with madrilenos chocolate

Ana August 23, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Oh NO YOU didn’t!!! :)

Grace August 23, 2010 at 8:50 pm

This is amazing. It reminds me of when my family ran out of chocolate for our chocolate fountain and as Mexicans, we naturally decided to make a nacho cheese fountain instead. :)

Sophie August 24, 2010 at 9:27 am

Oh my those churros look so delicious, and the lightening and picture quality on this shot is BAD (in a good way :0)

sandra August 24, 2010 at 10:23 am

AWESOME!!!

Farihah August 24, 2010 at 1:32 pm

oh my gosh that looks amazing.
i found you on tastespotting i think, through this recipe, and it’s totally convinced me to follow you.
please please PLEASE tell me you have a recipe!!!!!!!!!!!

Virginia August 24, 2010 at 7:11 pm

This should be on This is Why You’re (Happily) Fat.

Rachel August 25, 2010 at 12:13 pm

you’re quite awful ;-) and I adore ya for it!
YUM

the purcells September 16, 2010 at 8:36 pm

was just thinking of this shot last week when i had to style a real croquembouche for fine cooking mag and it made me smile!!

ericka October 4, 2010 at 9:12 pm

oh hell, there goes my diet!

camille b October 14, 2010 at 6:07 pm

love!! it!!

Mary December 29, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Hilarious!

Jimmy September 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm

too cool.

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