Recipe | Cream Puffs

Last weekend I watched All Stars Masterchef where the participants had to bake cream puffs for their elimination round. There were 2 dishes prepared by each of them - sweet cream puff and savoury cream puff. They all looked so delish especially the one from Raja Azmi. Lepas tu I craving lah pulak kan. Hehe. 

I honestly think it's kinda weird how cream puff is made, like it need to be cooked on stove and later baked inside the oven. So I search for the answer online and it says here 'The water and butter mixture has to be boiling before adding any more ingredients because the heat is necessary to swell the starch granules in the flour'
Kill two birds with one stone betul, do your baking and at the same time, learn something new related to science. LOL. 
Anyway, cream puff or what france people called 'Choux a la creme' is a small and crispy pastry with a large hallow hole inside filled with whipped cream. So I think I did mine correctly ㅋㅋ

Yum, I made Vanilla and Chocolate whipped cream for their filling. I decided to double the recipe since I was using a large pot and I managed to get 18 cream puffs.
Apart from Masterchef, I watched 3 different videos on YouTube on how to make cream puffs and they were from Joysofbaking, Cooking With Dog & Eugine Kitchen. The recipe was originally from here

So what you'll needing are;
-250 ml water
-100 gram butter
-1 teaspoon castor sugar 
-125 gram all-purpose flour
- 3 eggs (Gred B)
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt

1) Preheat oven to 200 degrees C, line baking tray with parchment paper or lightly butter.
2) In a bowl, shift together flour and salt.
3) Add in water, butter, castor sugar and into a pot and cook over medium-high heat until they boiled.
4) Remove from heat and add in flour mixture all at once, and stir quickly until combined
5) Bring back to heat and continue to stir until the mixture forms a ball/dough that doesn't separate. (about 1 minute) 
6) Transfer the dough into another bowl and let it cool for 5-10 minutes. 

7) Add in egg, one at a time, stir until all combine before add in another egg. (can use electric mixture or just use spoon for this) After adding all eggs, dough will become smooth thick paste.
8) Transfer the batter into pipping bag and pipe circles about 5 cm apart.
9) Bake inside the oven for 15 minutes at 200 degrees C and lower down the heat to 180 degrees C and continue to bake for 20-30 minutes until they are brown and puffy. 

Mine here looked pale because of the light, so this picture don't bring justice. LOL. 

Second batch fresh from the oven

See the hallow hole I said earlier

For the filling, beat in whipped cream using electric mixture on medium high speed. Add 2 tablespoons of vanilla essence and 3 spoons of icing sugar. Alternatively, you can substitute whipped cream to custard filling or ice-cream or anything fancy to make it tastes savoury hehe. 

and I added in 2 spoons of nutella for chocolate taste.
 Cliche, I know. Heheh.

Tadaa, real colour with natural light from outside! LOL.

Bon Appétit!

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mardiah said...

nak, mun!