Monday, March 28, 2011

Cream puff


This small puffs are our all along favourite . Everytime I tell myself to make more so that we can have some leftover for the next day , but without fail , it would be be finished before i have a chance to keep it :) .
The puffs I use my friends recipe from BẾP RÙA  ,  and the cream is from the lovely book : Okashi - sweet treat made with love .

 Recipe :
Ingredients :
* The puff :
- 240ml water
- 100g butter
- dash of salt
- 125g plain flour
- 4 eggs
* Cream :
- 400g fresh milk
- 6 egg yolks
- 100g caster sugar
- 40g top flour , sifted
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Method :
 * The puffs : Bring water , butter and salt to a boil . When it boiled , put in the flour . Stir quickly , about 1 -2 mins until the mixture does't stick to the pan . Bring it away from heat , let cool for about 5 mins . Break in egg , one at a time , stir well after each addition to have a smooth , shiny mixture . Put it into piping bag , pipe the puffs onto greased tray . Bake in the preheated oven for 25- 30 mins at 220 degree C . Put on the racks to let cool .
* The cream : Add milk to a saucepan and bring to a boil . In a mixing bowl , beat egg yolks and sugar together until mixture is pale yellow in colour . Add in vanilla extract and flour , mix well . Add hot milk to the egg mixture and fold through . Return egg and milk mixture to the saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat , stirring constantly . Continue mixing until mixture becomes smooth and glossy , then remove the saucepan from the heat . Transfer pastry cream to a tray , cover with cling film and place in the freezer to cool , but do not freeze it . Before use , gently beat cream with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy .


  1. The puffs are perfectly done up ! Nice coat of brown with overflowing delectable cream ! Yums yums !

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