Super Easy Cream Puffs Recipe

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Hi guys! On this episode of Bea pretends to be a good cook, I conquer the cream puff! And let me tell you guys something... IT IT SOOOO EASY! I used a betty crocker recipe for the puff and the filling. While for the cinnamon and chocolate part, I just winged it. If you want to find out how I made the cream puffs that received my sister's seal of approval, keep on reading.


Makes 24 puffs

Ingredients

Puff:
1 cup water
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 cup flour
4 eggs

Pastry Cream:
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups milk
2 egg yolks
2 tbsp butter
2 tsp vanilla

Note: Now this may look like a long recipe but trust me when I say :1. Its real easy 2. I don't like reading paragraph form recipes so I turned everything into just 1 sentence per instruction 3. Its really just detailed

Directions

First, lets make the pastry cream

Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan

Gradually stir in milk with the heat on medium

Frequently stir until the mixture boils and thickens
(The mixture has to be thick enough to cover the back of a spoon so be patient people!)

Take 1/2 of the mixture out of the saucepan and into a bowl to cool

After a couple of minutes, stir in the hot mixture into the egg yolks SLOWLY
(This will prevent the yolks from turning into scrambled eggs)

Place egg mixture into the previous saucepan

Boil and stir for 1 minute

Remove from heat

Add in margarine or butter and vanilla

Put it in a ziplock bag or a piping bag

Let it cool

ITS TIME FOR THE PUFFS!

Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees celsius

Add water and butter into a saucepan and let it go into a rolling boil

Stir in flour vigorously for 1 min on low heat

Remove from heat

Let it cool for a while then beat in the eggs one at a time

Mix it vigorously till smooth
(Warning: This will require arm muscle action)

On a baking pan lined with parchment paper, pope the dough.
I would say that I piped a little more than a 1/8 cup 


Pop them in the oven for 17 minutes or till they look like cream puffs 
(DUUHHHHH)


Admire

Putting it together:

Take a knife
Poke the bottom of the puff
Twist the knife and slide it out
Put in your chosen cream bag into the hole
SQQQUUEZZEEEE

You want to really fill in the puff so don't be shy. I squeezed mine for a little more that 3 seconds and they were perfect but you can tell for yourself if the puff is full anyways since you'll see the cream start to ooze out.


Adding more flavour:


Chocolate:

For the chocolate it was super easy. I just added chocolate into a bowl with a tiny bit of milk into the microwave for 15 seconds and let the heat of the bowl melt it completely as I was stirring it. (If it doesn't look like the melted chocolate of your dreams, add a little bit of more milk.)

Dip your puffs into the chocolate and you're done!

Cinnamon Sugar:

I actually don't know how to do this properly and just went with my guts so if this is SOOOOOOO wrong... Im so sorry.... but it takes so good.

Here how I did it:

Add brown sugar and tiny bit of water into a sauce pan
(Like 5 tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of water)

Add cinnamon (add as much as you want)

Let the brown sugar melt completely
(I didn't wait long enough so my melted sugar didn't look smooth!)


Take a silicon brush and brush the sugar mixture on top of each puff


I highly recommend that you try this recipe out and if you do give it a shot, tell me about it!

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What do you think
I should conquer
next?

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27 comments:

  1. Wow! baking is one of the things that makes me happy! would really love to try this one as soon as I have my ingredients with me~ thanks for sharing Bea!!!

    love lots,
    Tin

    mypoeticisolation.blogspot.com

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  2. OMG! I need to try this :)
    thanks for sharing


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  3. looks so delicious! I am a sucker for sweets. you did a great job making these! I just changed my blog name and layout, would be great if you could take a look :)
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  4. *heavy breathing* That looks so delicious! I love cream puffs, but I always thought it was difficult to make. My co-worker makes the best. I'll have to give this one a try :) Thank you for sharing!

    Aissa // tea in january

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  5. THIS LOOKS DELECTABLE!! And definitely the most enthusiastic and humorous recipe and cooking instructions I've read this month! ;D
    allygong.com
    -Ally

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  6. Oh my goodness these look so delicious! Your photos are really great. I'm sure this took a lot of effort but hey you've got cream puffs afterwards. YUM!

    annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com

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  7. those look so yummy

    check out my newest post
    xx
    tyana
    theluxedition.blogspot.com

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  8. The puffs look delicious! Thanks for sharing

    Made in Mauve

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  9. Hey breathing indeed!, I am drooling over my duvet right now!
    xo
    Anastasia
    http://natbeesfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. This does sound easy and they sound sooo yummy! Gonna have to give it a go!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty Blog

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  11. Yum this looks amazing! :) xo~ Lena
    www.felinecreatures.com

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  12. Ooooh my gosh these look so delicious! Definitely going to try this when I return to my apartment in a few months!

    <(') Hoda | JooJoo Azad

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  13. This looks so delicious, deffo have to try this recipe one day

    itsjustshalay.blogspot.com

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  14. Yum! I want to try this out

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  15. Made me hungryyyyy

    I nominated you for Liebster awards. More info on my page!

    Dora
    http://www.thebangsbang.blogspot.com

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  16. Djeez! These look great. So great I might actually attempt to make 'em. I'm a wonderful cook too.. I can like make an egg? Oh and guacamole! I'm a pro at making guac. Haha.

    xo www.naomiinwonderland.com

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  17. oh.my.gosh, this looks so amazing, Bea! I love how simple the recipe is
    I'm definitely going to give it a go given how scrumptious it looks <3

    ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡ Creme de la Chic ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡

    Hope you're having a beautiful day! xx

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  18. Huhu looks super delicious!!! I'll try this next time that I bake!!!

    xo
    www.jhanzey.net

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  19. Wow these look so yummy!! Definitely something i'd love to try xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  20. these look amazing! thank you for sharing, booked marked and saved for when i feel in the mood to bake. thanks again
    xx http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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  21. Delicious!! Cream puffs are absolutely amazing anyway, but these are nice and simple to make. Nice work explaining the recipe; very easy to follow! Love that "Warning: This will require arm muscle action" part lol.

    Just discovered your blog here, but you've certainly earned a new follower! I look forward to seeing what else you come up with. :)

    ~Eve
    http://eveofnight.blogspot.com/

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  22. Oh gosh your making me want to break my diet, I'm only aloned very small amount of sweets!!

    http://sincerelymissj.blogspot.ca/

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  23. Waaaah, these look SO good! I definitely want to try the cinnamon ones. ;)

    Tara xo

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  24. Wow this sound amazing, if not very naughty!

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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