Cream puffs

Cream puffs

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  • 24
  • Easy
  • 20 minutes
  • 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 large free-range eggs

Cooking Instructions

Bring to the boil water, butter and salt. Remove from heat.

Using a wooden spoon, immediately beat in the flour, all of it at once.

Return to the stove and cook for about a minute until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan and forms a ball. Remove from heat.

Beat in 2 large free-range eggs, one at a time, until the mixture is well blended and shiny. Drop spoonfuls of dough, well spaced out, onto ungreased baking sheets to make about 24 puffs.

Bake at 200°C for 25 minutes or until puffed up and golden. Allow to cool completely on wire racks.

Once cooled, split and fill with sweetened whipped cream and sliced strawberries. Dust with icing sugar.

Cook's note: this recipe for puffs creates the perfect choux pastry which is also what eclairs are made of.

For our simple step-by-step on how to make cream puffs, click the link: How to make cream puffs

Maranda Engelbrecht Recipe by: Maranda Engelbrecht
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    Lesley Smit
    April 5, 2017

    So my comment is “awaiting moderation” but you have removed the in-accurate statement in the recipe anyway. It would have been so simple to say ” Oops, thanks for pointing out the oversight” :)

    1. TASTE
      April 5, 2017

      Hi Lesley,
      You’re quick on the draw :) Thanks for the heads up!
      Happy cooking.
      The TASTE team.

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    Lesley Smit
    April 4, 2017

    “DIETARY CONSIDERATIONS
    Dairy free”

    I’m somewhat confused – whipped cream, sweetened or not is dairy, is it not?

    “Once cooled, split and fill with sweetened whipped cream and sliced strawberries.”