Homemade Cream Puffs

Homemade Cream Puffs

Cream Puffs, also known as profiterole or choux à la crème, is one irresistible French dessert made from choux pastry and usually filled with pastry cream and garnished on top or not with chocolate, caramel or powdered sugar. It is incredible how this recipe resists for centuries and is served all over the world.


Choux pastry is very easy to prepare, and while baking forms largely hollow puffs. Fill it with your favorite filling and it will definitely impress your guests.


Cream puffs  are delicious, creamy, not too sweet just perfect to end up a good lunch or dinner. 


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  • Makes about 25 puffs
  • Cream Puffs Batter
  • 200 ml water
  • 200 g butter
  • 200 g flour
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • Cream
  • 400 ml milk
  • 1 package of vanilla pudding
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp sugar for the egg whites
  • Garnish
  • 100 g chocolate
  1. In a heavy sauce pan heat up water with butter until butter is melted.
  2. Remove the pan from heat, add flour and mix until well blended. Wait until the composition is slightly cooled then add one by one 4 whole eggs and 2 egg whites.
  3. Preheat the oven at 350F (180C). Place 1 tbsp of batter with distance between them on a slightly greased baking tray. 
  4. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Let them cool completely.
  5. Prepare the cream. Make the vanilla pudding according to package directions. Whip egg whites with 2 tbsp of sugar. While pudding is still warm fold in the whipped whites.
  6. Split the cream puffs in half and fill them with cream and optional with whipping cream and strawberry slices. Melt the chocolate and sprinkle on top of cream puffs.
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Nutrition facts 1 Cream Puff - Calories:157, Fat:8.8 g, Saturated Fat:5.4 g, Carbohydrates:16.5 g, Sugar:10.2 g, Protein:3.2 g, Cholesterol:49 mg, Calories from Fat 79, Sodium 132 mg, Vitamin A 5%, Calcium 3%, Vitamin C 0%, Iron 3%, Nutrition Grade C, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
On March 03, 2012 at 12:23 pm, adi said...
On May 24, 2013 at 09:57 pm, Vanessa said...
Mix the whole composition by hand or in the mixer?

I mixed by hand but you can use the mixer if you want to. 

On January 25, 2016 at 06:08 pm, Dulce De Leon said...
Hi Ella, I have noticed that, most of the time, you use your hand to make your recipes. Good, less stuff to wash. Greeetings.
On July 19, 2016 at 03:13 pm, Macaoni said...
and cheese!
On September 29, 2016 at 09:03 am, tal said...
hey look like a great recipe! will try. just making sure 2 egg whites in the cream?

yes.. to create a light cream and airy.. you can also try recent  recipes I've posted for eclairs of chocolate cream puffs:) Let me know if you enjoyed them

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