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Cream Puffs

March 27, 2014Danita

cream puffs 028 Don’t you just love those mini cream puffs and chocolate eclairs from the frozen food section of the grocery store?  I do!  I often keep them on hand for an “emergency” dessert.  You know, when you are having people over on short notice and don’t have time or the ingredients to make dessert.  

I used to teach home-ec and cream puffs were one of the first things I would teach.  They are really easy and anything filled with homemade Whipped Cream is always good! Topping with Chocolate Ganache (recipe coming in future post) makes them even better and it sounds SUPER fancy!  

Here’s the Recipe:  

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour – White Lily, if you can
  • 4 eggs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Spray a baking sheet with non stick spray

cream puffs 045 Bring water, butter and salt to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat
Add flour all at once and stir until it forms a smooth ball

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Remove from heat and allow to cool about 5 minutes

cream puffs 050 Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition

cream puffs 052 Continue to stir until mixture is smooth and shiny

cream puffs 056 Drop dough by 1/4 cups onto prepare baking sheet – about 3 in. apart

cream puffs 060 Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown
Remove from baking sheet and immediately cut a slit in the top to allow steam to escape

Cool completely before filling

cream puffs 065 When ready to fill, cut top off each puff

Using a fork, gently remove soft dough from the inside – discard

Fill with whipped cream and replace top
Drizzle on Chocolate Ganache and ENJOY!

cream puffs 035 So yummy….so easy!

 

Cream Puffs
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup water
  2. 1/2 cup butter
  3. 1/4 tsp salt
  4. 1 cup all purpose flour
  5. 4 eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Spray a baking sheet with non stick spray
  3. Bring water, butter and salt to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat
  4. Add flour all at once and stir until it forms a smooth ball
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool about 5 minutes
  6. Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition
  7. Continue to stir until mixture is smooth and shiny
  8. Drop dough by 1/4 cups onto prepare baking sheet - about 3 in. apart
  9. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown
  10. Remove from baking sheet and immediately cut a slit in the top to allow steam to escape
  11. Cool completely before filling
  12. When ready to fill, cut top off each puff
  13. Using a fork, gently remove soft dough from the inside - discard
  14. Fill with whipped cream and ENJOY!
Notes
  1. For more evenly formed puffs, fill a pastry bag with a large tip and pipe onto baking sheet.
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6 Comments

  • Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods

    March 28, 2014 at 12:49 PM

    Cream puffs are my husband’s favorite! I never thought to make them on my own but your recipe looks so easy!

    Following, pinning, and making!

    1. Danita

      March 29, 2014 at 8:05 AM

      Thanks Ashley! They really are easy…enjoy!

  • Angie | Big Bear’s Wife

    March 27, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    These look wonderful! I want to grab on off of the tray! I love cream puffs!

  • Melanie

    March 27, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    We love eclair! My daughter would love this!

  • House of Faucis

    March 27, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    Oh ya.. had to pin this… Looks so easy.

  • Team Southerland

    March 27, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    Those look awesome. I don’t think I have ever had homemade Cream Puffs before.

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