Caprese refers to the popular salad from Italy made from three (3) main ingredients: fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves with just a drizzle of salt and olive oil.
Caprese is also known as Caprese Salad and Salata Caprese in Italian.
Caprese is now prepared and served in various ways, but the 3 main ingredients are still the same. Some are prepared like Kabobs, the trio of cherry tomatoes, mini Mozzarella cheese and fresh leaves of basil are skewered in bamboo sticks/skewers and turn into finger foods. Mini Mozzarella cheese and cherry tomatoes are now available in many supermarkets.
Below is a picture of my Caprese Salad Kabobs. I made this for our family reunion for the blessing of our new house in Bremen, Germany
Other various ways, Caprese is prepared is shown in the pictures below:
Cream Puff refers to a hollow round crisp choux pastry which is split in half, then filled with a loads of whipped cream or vanilla pudding or custard. They are usually topped with melted chocolate.
Cream Puff is also called Profiterole or Choux à la crème or Choux Chantilly. It is one of the beloved and iconic pastry in France.
I will always remember this pastry as my Ninang Letty Mercado (my Godmother) used to buy some pieces everytime it was my birthday when I was a small girl together with a newly sewed dress. I always celebrated my birthday with her and she had Cream Puffs for me all the time. It was a real treat for me as a child. The version that she always gave me was with melted caramel on top