Cream Puffs

Recipe by Chef_Hannah
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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • First, make the custard. Melt the butter in a large pot.
  • Add sugar, cornstarch and salt.
  • Add the milk slowly.
  • Heat to boil, and then add egg yolks.
  • Cook for 2 minutes, then add the vanilla, stirring constantly.
  • Then transfer the custard to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap (or a lid) and put it into the fridge to cool completely before you fill the puffs.
  • Next, make the puffs. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a large pot, bring butter and water to a boil.
  • All at once, add the flour and salt (I usually mix it together before.)
  • Stir rapidly until mixture forms a ball on your spoon.
  • Move the dough to a mixing bowl. I use an electric mixer, but you could beat it by hand if you want.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  • Mix in the vanilla and sugar.
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. I always put wax paper down, but this is optional.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes in the oven. They should be golden brown with dry centers.
  • Then, turn off the oven, and leave the puffs and the sheet in the oven for about an hour (Again, optional, but it keeps the puffs from collasping).
  • Once the puffs are cool and the custard is chilled, put the custard in a plastic bag and cut off a small corner.
  • Then poke a hole in each puff, and pipe the custard into the puffs.You could also use a pastry bag, or just split the puffs and spoon the custard in the puffs.
  • Then enjoy your beautiful and yummy creation!
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