We celebrated Pa's birthday (my dad) at our place today. We usually have my parents to lunch for their birthdays.
On the menu today were starters/nibbles of bruschetta with herbed feta topped with pepperonata then beef ragu on homemade papardelle and then for dessert .... croquembouche and a few chocolate eclairs for the not so fond of custard guests. Of course I didn't remember to take a photo until after the spun sugar had started to dissolve and it had been partially consumed. I halved this recipe and still only had enough custard to fill half of my individual balls. Only one burn and really very yum - worth a try for the WOW effect.