Ooh, faked you out there. I bet for a second you thought we'd discovered a way to deliver food through the computer. Weren't we supposed to have been able to nosh on our computerized futurecake while riding in aerocars sometime in 1985?
When I get a craving for a particular foodstuff, I hop on the computer to find out who's selling it near me or if there's a way I can make it arrive at my front door with a minimum of fuss. When my husband gets a craving, he pulls out all of our cookbooks and back issues of food magazines and does three hours of research online to find the ultimate recipe. Often, he has to go buy equipment too.
For a month, the boy had been talking cream puff, or Choux à la Crème if'n you's fancy. After a lot of perusal and rejecting all sorts of recipes that called for vanilla pudding or Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, he alighted on a recipe that we have in a cookbook in our very own house, from Julia and Jacques: Cooking at Home.