Cream puffs are delightful, airy pastries filled with a sweet cream or custard. Here’s a basic recipe for cream puffs that you can try, and feel free to consider it as “Mom’s Famous Cream Puffs”:
Ingredients: For the Pastry: 1 cup water 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 large eggs For the Filling: 2 cups heavy cream 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions: Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Prepare Pastry: In a medium saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Stir in the flour and salt until the mixture forms a ball.
Remove from heat and let it cool slightly. Add Eggs: Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until the mixture is smooth and glossy. Bake: Drop rounded tablespoons of the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Leave enough space between them. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. The puffs should be firm and hollow inside. Cool: Remove the puffs from the oven and cool them on a wire rack.
Prepare Filling: Whip the heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Fill the Puffs: Once the cream puffs are completely cool, use a knife to slice them in half horizontally. Spoon or pipe the whipped cream into the bottom half and place the other half on top. Optional: Dust with Powdered Sugar: You can dust the filled cream puffs with powdered sugar for an extra touch.
Serve: Arrange your cream puffs on a serving plate and enjoy! Feel free to get creative with the filling. You can also use custard, pastry cream, or a flavored whipped cream filling. Mom’s Famous Cream Puffs are sure to be a hit at any gathering!