I have mentioned before I am somewhat of a whore for Champagne. I do love a good perfectly made martini too, of course. I'm an equal opportunity drinker. But Champagne is just so… wonderful. *sigh*
Anyway, whenever I hear the word, my attention is diverted immediately. So when our good friend from Craving Chronicles posted a gorgeous photo and recipe for Champagne Cream Puffs I squealed so loud my kids thought I stepped on the dog. On top of being a pretty awesome dessert maker, Theresa is an aaaamaaaaazing photographer. So if the recipe alone didn't make you happy, just looking at those little chocolate ganached puffs of champagne cream perfection is enough to make you just faint a little. I mean, just look at those! They're beautiful.
What would some Champagne Cream Puffs be without some Champagne to go with it? I am not an expert on pairing food with wines but a little research turned up that a sparkling rose tends to go well with profiteroles (which is basically what these are, just filled with more awesome). One of my basic go-to Champagnes are the Korbels. They are reasonably priced and come in several types that fit any occasion. They're also rather good. You can of course go the fancy route and do a Veuve Cliquot (which I won't argue with… I do love Veuve).
Korbel has a Brut Rose that pairs well with chocolate or fruit and has a really pretty pink hue in the glass. My favorite, which is also somewhat versatille is their Blanc de Noirs. It's light, beautiful, and pairs perfectly with desserts, especially ones featuring chocolate. You may gift this to me at any time if you like.
Check out the talents of Theresa Sullivan at The Craving Chronicles to see the recipe for these Champagne Cream Puffs and all her oher delicious creations!