These cream puffs are a completely French invention but with a Persian flair. They look perfectly beautiful and they are certainly hard to resist.
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- 1Preheat oven to 400°F Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- 2In a small nonstick saucepan, bring water, margarine, and salt to a boil. When margarine melts, add flour all at once, stirring rapidly. Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook until a ball of dough that detaches easily from the pot forms. Set aside and let cool for 10 minutes.
- 3In the meantime, make the cream filling by beating the whipping cream until it forms peaks. Add the powdered sugar and mixing well. Store in a cool place until ready to use.
- 4Transfer cooled dough to the bowl of stand mixer fitted with a flat paddle attachment. Add eggs, one by one, making sure each egg has completely incorporated into the dough before adding the next.
- 5Transfer dough to a pastry bag fitted with a large star pastry tip (Wilton 4B is perfect) or simply use an ice cream scoop to form puffs. Form meringue-like mounds, 3" in diameter and 2" in height, directly on the prepared pans.
- 6Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown; transfer puffs to a cooling rack.
- 7When the puffs are completely cooled, cut in half, using a serrated knife, and fill the cavity with whipped cream.
- 8Optional: To make the syrup, mix all ingredients in a bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Drizzle cooled syrup on cream puffs right before serving. Can also be served with a drizzle of melted chocolate or sprinkled with powered sugar.
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Nutritional Facts for Persian Cream Puffs (Noon'e Chamei)
Serving Size: 1 (1664 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 238.3
- Calories from Fat 131
- Total Fat 14.6 g
- Saturated Fat 6.7 g
- Cholesterol 79.1 mg
- Sodium 86.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 25.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
- Sugars 19.8 g
- Protein 2.7 g
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