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Profiteroles / Cream Puffs

Swapna Sunil
20 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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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

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Whisking
  • Baking
  • Dessert
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. Choux Pastry: 1/2 cup : All purpose flour
  2. 1/2 teaspoon granulated white sugar
  3. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  4. 1/4 cup : unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  5. 1/2 cup : water
  6. 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  7. 1 large egg for brushing the tops .
  8. Whipped Cream: 1 cup (240 ml) heavy whipping cream
  9. 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  10. 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated white sugar, or to taste
  11. Garnish:Powdered (Confectioners oricing) sugar


  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.

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Sanjay Reddy
Sanjay Reddy   Jun-15-2016

Creamy and delicious, thanks for sharing :)

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