Best Cream Puffs Recipe Ever!

Best Cream Puffs Recipe Ever | The Chicken Chick®

The difference between a puffed cream puff and a flat one is the baking method (described below) and the freshest eggs possible. This is the easiest, most reliable cream puffs, zeppoli, profiterole, eclair shell recipe ever! Fill them with anything you like from sweetened whipped cream, pudding, mousse, pastry cream, ice cream, sandwich fillings (pulled pork, tuna salad, chicken salad…) or my personal favorite, ricotta cannoli filling! I get my cannoli filling from a local Italian bakery. Can’t beat it. Ready to make them? Let’s do it!

Easiest and best cream puffs recipe ever!
Best Cream Puffs Recipe ever!

BEST CREAM PUFFS RECIPE EVER!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup water
½ cup butter (one stick=1/4 lb)
1 cup flour
4 fresh eggs at room temp

LET’S MAKE IT!

Preheat oven to 400°F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine butter and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil and add the flour. Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until batter forms a ball and a film forms on the bottom of pan. Remove from heat.

Using either a wooden spoon or mixer, stir eggs into flour mixture one at a time, completely incorporating each egg before the next addition. Batter should be stiff.

(Note: the fourth photo in the following collage is not as stiff as it should be, but it’s close and it worked.)

Scoop dough onto baking sheet using a 4 oz cookie dough scoop, shaped with two spoons or by using a piping bag. (These baking directions apply to a 4 oz cream puff shell, but the dough can be scooped into rounds for cream puffs or ovals for eclairs and size may vary according to your preference- but know that baking times will vary by size and shape, so adjust accordingly.)

Bake for 30 minutes at 400°F, reduce heat to 325° and bake for 10 minutes more. (This step is the key to deflation-proof cream puffs!)  Puffs should be golden brown when removed from oven. Cool on baking sheet before filling.

Once cool, the cream puffs can be cut in half to fill or filled by sticking the tip of a piping bag in through the puff.

Ricotta cannoli-filled cream puffs
Ricotta cannoli-filled cream puffs
Ricotta cannoli-filled cream puffs
Best Cream Puffs Recipe ever! | The Chicken Chick®

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These puffs didn’t rise due to a measuring error (don’t ask) but they worked beautifully with pulled pork and coleslaw. #yum

Pulled pork inside cream puffs that didn't rise. Yum!

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Lisa Sutton Killian
Lisa Sutton Killian
2020 years ago

Anything to keep those fluffy butts warm. I’m in!!! ????

Karen Niznik
Karen Niznik
2020 years ago

These creme puff shells look fabulous and can’t wait to try them!

Diane crain
Diane crain
2020 years ago

Can I please win this heater?

Rosemary Caldwell
Rosemary Caldwell
2020 years ago

Good way to keep the girls a little warmer during the winter!

Jim Price
Jim Price
2020 years ago

Wow! My gals would absolutely LOVE to win a flat panel! They are so easily bored, especially during the winter, and having their own TV in the henhouse would keep them interested for hours! I could set it on Animal Planet 24/7! They would be the envy of chickens for miles around with their very own flat panel heater. Wait, HEATER? Oh, that kind of flat panel. Uh, well, they’d like a flat panel heater, too. (Good thing I didn’t already say anything to them about the possibility of winning a TV!)