The Best Homemade Cream Puffs Recipe (Video)

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Cream Puffs are a classic French dessert filled with sweet cream & dusted with powdered sugar. You haven’t enjoyed a cream puff until you’ve tried one freshly baked. The Choux pastry dough is easier than you think; just watch the đoạn phim tutorial.

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If you have made our Classic Eclairs, then you already know how to make these. The dough is the same và this cream puff recipe has an even easier filling.

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Cream Puff Recipe:

Cream puffs are an iconic and well loved pastry that can be found in French bakeries, but they are surprisingly easy to master at home. They require simple, inexpensive ingredients, about 1 hour of your time and basic kitchen tools:

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What is Choux Pastry?

Choux Pastry (also known as Pâte à Choux) is a French pastry dough. It is pronounced “shoo pastry.” It sounds fancy but it is surprisingly easy lớn make & requires simple ingredients. Choux pastry is also used to make:

Profiteroles (like cream puffs but filled with ice cream, drizzled with chocolate ganache & frozen)Churros which are deep fried và rolled in cinnamon sugar

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Can I Store the Cream Puffs Before Filling?

The shells can be made a day or 2 ahead. Let them cool lớn room temperature, cover lightly & store at room temperature. They tend khổng lồ soften if made ahead.

To re-crisp the shell: bake uncovered in a preheated oven at 300˚F for about 5 minutes. Once cream puffs are filled, they are best enjoyed the same day or frozen.

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Can I Freeze Cream Puffs?

When freezing filled cream puffs, be sure khổng lồ fill the cream into the center of the cream puffs, or cut off tops and showroom just enough cream so it is completely covered and hidden with the lid. You want lớn have the cream contained.

To thaw frozen cream puffs: leave them for 2 hours in the refrigerator, or 30 minutes at room temperature then dust with powdered sugar just before serving.

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Why vày Cream Puffs Deflate?

There are 2 reasons cream puffs can deflate và go flat:

Opening the oven early – the loss of heat hinders their ability khổng lồ riseUnder-baking – causes collapse shortly after removing from oven

Note: If making larger 2″ wide cream puffs, you will get 18 cream puffs which need khổng lồ be baked longer (10 min at 425˚F then 25 minutes at 325˚F).

To kiểm tra for doneness: The color is the best indicator of màu sắc and they should be deeply golden. You can take 1 cream puff out at the recommended time and break it open, the center should be mostly hollowed out. If the dough inside seems very moist and spongy, continue baking another 2 minutes.

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