Classic Cream Puffs Recipe

There are truly so many wonderful things you can make with a good cream puff, both sweet and savory. I’m so glad I had the perfect occasion to make them for.

YIELD: 24 cream puffs

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CREAM PUFF DOUGH (PÂTE À CHOUX)

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar (for dusting)

FOR THE CREAM FILLING

  • 1 1/3 cups heavy cream (well chilled)
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a 3- to 4-quart pan, combine butter, water, and sugar. Over high heat, bring to a boil and then add the flour all at once and stir quickly until the dough comes together, forming a ball. Remove the pan from the heat and stir until flour is incorporated and mixture is smooth. Let cool about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the dough to the bowl of an electric mixer, and add eggs one at a time, mixing in between each addition until dough is smooth. Be careful not to mix more than necessary.
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