Cream Puffs Recipe

LearnToCook’s very own Chef Mark prepared the following recipe as part of ABC 7 Chicago’s Morning News Show. Chef Mark demonstrated the simplicity of preparing this recipe that is typically intimidating to the average home cook.

Cream Puffs Recipe

9 fl. oz water
4 oz. butter
1.5 tsp salt
5 oz. bread flour
4 large eggs

1. Boil water butter and salt in a saucepan. Remove from heat
2. Sift flour and add to the liquid.
3. Ensure the flour is added all at once or it will form lumps. Mix thoroughly with wooden spoon. Remove to mixing machine
4. In a mixing machine add the eggs one at a time, mixing in between each addition to ensure incorporation before adding the next one.
5. Fill a piping bag and pipe the paste into a round shape with a large star tube
6. Brush with egg wash
7. Bake at 410 degrees F for 30 minutes. Check inside of puff to ensure its dry, may need to lower heat if puff is still moist.
8. Cool completely before using.
9. Fill with whipped cream and serve with chocolate sauce

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  1. A friend enjoyed a calamari salad in a restaurant and when returned a second time and ordered the same it came out completely different.
    She is looking for a lightly breaded squid recipe with ?lemon, some cheese and perhaps some other flavors……would you ever have a recipe that you could share for this wonderful dish?

    • Hi Patricia, if we can find one we’ll post it on the site. Thanks for the comment and request!