The Kentucky Derby is just two weeks away and I’m actually going home for it for the first time in years! I leave in a week and I’m already in complete vacation mode. All I want right now are LOADS of Mint Juleps. So to help cope with the fact that I’m still 2,000 miles away, I made these delectable little cream puffs that are filled with a bourbon and mint pastry cream. They feel like a Southern party for your mouth, and they also go great with hats and horse races.
They are little dollops of heaven and taste just as refreshing and as slightly sinful as a real Mint Julep, but with the added necessity of me being able to eat tons of these and still being able to work.
The bourbon mint pastry cream is so light and mint julepey (that’s not a word, I know, BUT THAT’S WHAT IT IS, IT’S JULEPEY. It’s mint julepey cream). And then that mint julepey cream (I’ve started and I just can’t stop now) is topped with whipped cream and piped into the perfect choux pastry. HEAVEN.