I'm late again this month due to a bunch of lame occurrences this month (including being sick at the moment), but I'm so glad I ended up baking this recipe yesterday! The May 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Cat of Little Miss Cupcake. Cat challenged everyone to make a piece montée, or croquembouche, based on recipes from Peter Kump’s Baking School in Manhattan and Nick Malgieri. I did try the choux recipe from the challenge, but sadly ended up with scrambled eggs. I think I cooked the dough for too long and then added the eggs too soon! Anyway, we had exactly the number of eggs left to make one more half-batch, so I turned to my trusty Sherry Yard cookbook to rescue me, since I've never had a recipe of hers fail.
I ended up with beautifully puffed choux, with a coconut pastry cream filling (just replace half the milk in any pastry cream recipe with coconut milk), dipped in dark chocolate. Heaven! And enough to sooth any problems you might be having. :) The recipes are available from Cat.