Cream puff! The sweetness and aromatic dessert that I love since I was a child. Every time when there is an event or occasions such as birthdays, Cream Puffs would always be on the dessert list. Guess everyone is in love with that!
Fun fact for you guys, do you know that there is an actual day commemorate just for Cream Puffs? It is called National Cream Puff Day, which falls on the 2nd of January in the United States! How cool is that!
What Is National Cream Puff Day?
It is a day filled with sweet creamy pastry! National Cream Puff Day is a day when people would get their hands and bellies stuffed with this yummy and amazing French creation.
In case you have no idea, Cream Puff is actually a French pastry dessert. In France, this dessert is also known as profiterole or Choux A La Creme. Cream Puff is a type of French pastry which is filled with whipped cream, pastry cream, ice cream or custard. It is wrapped in the pastry puff and it gives a fluffy texture and sensation.
This special dessert is sometimes served along with pastry sauces. This includes chocolate sauce, caramel sauce or it is plainly dusted with powdered sugar.
Types Of Cream Puffs Fillings
Cream Puff consists of various fillings and toppings. The fillings include lemon custard, pumpkin spiced, peanut butter mousse, Ricotta cream filling, Espresso cream, cream cheese and many more!Pastry chefs usually will get creative with the toppings and fillings for Cream Puff as it is rather versatile!
Sometimes, the toppings or sauces include are ice cream, chocolate sauce, jam, whipped cream, powdered sugar and so on. You may even eat it on its own without extra sauces or toppings! It tastes just as good.
How Do You Make Cream Puff?
For a classic simple Cream Puff, all you need is unsalted butter, sugar, salt, eggs, all purpose flour and some pastry or heavy cream.
In order to perfect your Cream Puff, you will need to get the ingredients’ measurement correctly. Since this is pastry recipe, it is quite particular when it comes to the measurement, so make sure you get them right in the first place.
So once you get all the ingredients ready, you can melt your butter, sugar, salt and some water over the heat first. Then you can add your eggs into the mixture once it is cooled down completely.
Next, you can add some water in your egg mixture and then transfer them into a pastry pipe bag. Then on your baking or parchment paper, squeeze out your desired Cream Puff size until the mixture is completely used up.Now it is time to bake! After baking in the oven for about half an hour, you may take them out and cool them completely on a cooling rack.
Final touch for your Cream Puff, you may squeeze some whipped cream in the middle of your Cream Puff and cool them in your fridge.
Now voila, your homemade classic Cream Puff is ready to be served!
Where To Find Cream Puff?
If you are not keen in baking, you may look for some yummy Cream Puff in your local bakery. There are a lot of bakeries which provide Cream Puff and therefore, it is not hard at all to find one!
Here are some list of recommendations for you to get your classic and special Cream Puff: