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One of my favorite desserts? Homemade profiteroles and a lavish eclair... Polish off your baking skills with this eclair and cream puff recipe!

Cream Puff Recipe

Step up your baking skills with these profiteroles!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine French
Keyword Cream Puff Recipe
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 10 puffs
Calories per serving 112 kcal

Ingredients

  • cup water (40 ml), cold
  • cup whole milk (40 ml)
  • 1 oz unsalted butter (30 g)
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 ½ oz plain flour (45 g)
  • 1 medium egg beaten
  • salt
  • ½ cup cream whipped
  • 3,5 oz chocolate melted

Instructions

  1. Add the cold water, milk, caster sugar and unsalted butter to a saucepan.

    One of my favorite desserts? Homemade profiteroles and a lavish eclair... Polish off your baking skills with this eclair and cream puff recipe!
  2. Place it over medium-high heat until the butter has fully melted. Stir regularly. Then add the plain flour and also a pinch of salt. Keep the pan on the heat!

    One of my favorite desserts? Homemade profiteroles and a lavish eclair... Polish off your baking skills with this eclair and cream puff recipe!
  3. Stir fast now until you get a thick and glossy batter that comes away easily from the sides of the pan.

    One of my favorite desserts? Homemade profiteroles and a lavish eclair... Polish off your baking skills with this eclair and cream puff recipe!
  4. Then take the pan off the heat and put the choux batter aside to cool at room temperature for about 10 minutes until lukewarm. Once the batter has cooled enough, lightly beat the egg and gradually add it to the pan.

    One of my favorite desserts? Homemade profiteroles and a lavish eclair... Polish off your baking skills with this eclair and cream puff recipe!
  5. Stir well in between additions. You should end up with a smooth but firm batter.
    One of my favorite desserts? Homemade profiteroles and a lavish eclair... Polish off your baking skills with this eclair and cream puff recipe!
  6. Line a baking tray with some baking paper. Fill a piping bag with the batter. Pipe little round dollops onto the tray. Smoothen the top of the dough with a wet finger to make it rounder.

    One of my favorite desserts? Homemade profiteroles and a lavish eclair... Polish off your baking skills with this eclair and cream puff recipe!
  7. Put the baking tray in a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) for 30 minutes until the choux are puffed up and golden brown.

    Cream Puff Recipe
  8. Then take them out of the oven. Gently turn the profiteroles over and bake them for another 5 minutes in the hot oven. Once baked, remove the puffs and let them cool at room temperature for 30 minutes. In the meantime you can whip up some cream to fill the puffs with. Melt the chocolate and a drop of cream to dip them in.

    One of my favorite desserts? Homemade profiteroles and a lavish eclair... Polish off your baking skills with this eclair and cream puff recipe!