Profiteroles / Cream Puffs | How to make Profiteroles / Cream Puffs

By Swapna Sunil  |  13th Jun 2016  |  
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About Profiteroles / Cream Puffs Recipe

Cream Puffs also called Profiteroles are small, crisp,hollow round of choux pastry is split in half, filled with loads of whipped cream and then dusted with powdered sugar. Recipe adapted from : Food Network

Profiteroles / Cream Puffs, a succulent delicacy which is famous all over the world. Profiteroles / Cream Puffs is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the overflow of flavours, Profiteroles / Cream Puffs has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Swapna Sunil is the perfect one to try at home for your family. It's a get together at home and you realise that you want to make a Profiteroles / Cream Puffs, just the perfect situation when you realise that you need to know how to make the perfect Profiteroles / Cream Puffs. So, at that time you can try out this delicious recipe by Swapna Sunil. The recipe of Profiteroles / Cream Puffsis very simple and can be made in restaurant style using a few ingredients. The time taken while preparing Profiteroles / Cream Puffs is 60 minute. This recipe of Profiteroles / Cream Puffs is perfect to serve 10. Profiteroles / Cream Puffs is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or night party at home. And do remember that be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love it. So do try it next time!

Profiteroles / Cream Puffs

Ingredients to make Profiteroles / Cream Puffs

  • Choux Pastry: 1/2 cup : all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup : unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup : water
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 large egg for brushing the tops .
  • Whipped cream: 1 cup (240 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated white sugar, or to taste
  • Garnish:Powdered (Confectioners oricing) sugar

How to make Profiteroles / Cream Puffs

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly butter or spray the pan with a non stick vegetable spray.
  2. In a bowl sift or whisk together the flour, sugar and salt. Place the butter and water in a heavy saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a boil. (Make sure that the butter melts before the water boils to reduce the amount of evaporation.)
  3. Remove from heat and add the flour mixture all at once n stir everything well until combined with a wooden spoon / whisk.
  4. Return saucepan to the heat and stir constantly until the dough comes away from the sides of the pan and forms a thick smooth ball (about 1-2 minutes).
  5. Transfer the dough to your electric mixer, or use a hand mixer, and beat on low speed to release the steam from the dough (about a minute).
  6. Once the dough is lukewarm start adding the lightly beaten eggs (dough will separate and then come together) and continue to mix until you have a smooth thick paste .
  7. Spoon or pipe 12 small mounds of dough onto the baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches (5 cm) apart. With a pastry brush, gently brush the tops of the dough with a lightly beaten egg.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes and then reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Continue to bake for a further 30 to 35minutes or until the shells are a nice amber color and when split, are almost dry inside.
  9. Turn the oven off n allow them to cool on baking tray itself..
  10. In a large mixing bowl place the chilled whipping cream, vanilla extract, and sugar and stir to combine. whip the cream just until stiff peaks are formed .
  11. To Assemble: Split/ cut open the pastry shells in half. Fill (or pipe) with whipped cream. Place the top half of the pastry shell on the whipped cream and dust with powdered (confectioners or icing) sugar.

My Tip:

For the fillings you can try different variations like custard, pastry cream , chocolate , chopped fruits over cream etc.

Reviews for Profiteroles / Cream Puffs (1)

Sanjay Reddy2 years ago

Creamy and delicious, thanks for sharing :)

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