Chocolate Cream Puffs

Today I’m sharing another lovely recipe for you all to try! This was my first time baking cream puffs and they were surprisingly simple. There are so many variations you can do to cream puffs.  I added chocolate milk mix to the cream inside, but what about some  raspberry jam, colorful sprinkles (in or on top!), or dipping them into chocolate? Get creative! I will definitely be trying out some ideas I have.

Ingredients:

For the pastry:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs

For the cream filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • hot chocolate mix, or your choice of filling (ex. jam, sprinkles, food coloring)

 Instructions:

Pastry:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment. In a small saucepan, bring water, butter, and sugar to a boil over high.
  2. Immediately remove from heat. With a wooden spoon, stir in all-purpose flour. Continue to stir until mixture pulls away from sides of pan, about 2 minutes. Let cool 2 minutes.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition until batter comes together. Transfer batter to a large zip-top bag; twist and squeeze bag so batter is in one corner. With scissors, snip a 1/2-inch opening in corner (or use a pastry bag with a 1/2-inch round plain tip).
  4. Pipe batter into desired size mounds, 1 inch apart, onto sheets. With a wet finger, smooth pointy tops. Bake 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake until puffs are golden brown and feel light and hollow inside, 20 to 30 minutes. Let cool on sheets on wire racks. Makes about 40.

*Recipe from Martha Stewart.

Filling:

  1. Using a tooth pick, poke holes into the bottom of each pastry puff.
  2. Beat heavy cream until peaks form. Add teaspoons of hot chocolate mix until light brown, about 6 spoonfuls (optional).
  3. Place a medium sized tip into a piping bag. Fill piping bag with cream mixture, then place tip into the puffs hole and fill. Wipe any excess cream off of puff. Refrigerate cream puffs until serving.

Yum!

Are you a cream puff fan and have you ever tried your hand at making them?

Your sweet comments make my day a whole lot sunnier! Thank you!

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