Monday, 15 October 2012

Recipe: Cream Puffs

It's been a while since I've put up a recipe! Here's a simple cream puffs recipe =)

Ingredients:
25mL margarine/ butter
50mL water
50mL flour
1        egg

Some useful utensils:

  • non-stick saucepan/ pot
  • wooden spatula
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cup
  • electric mixer
  • large bowl (which can hold minimum of 1L of fluids to be safe)
  • two small spoons (for scooping the batter onto the baking sheet)
  • baking sheet
  • (optional) parchment paper

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Combine margarine and water in a small saucepan (I like to use my non-stick pot).
3. Stir over heat just until margarine has melted and mixture boils (slightly, not strongly)
4. Add flour all at once, stir vigorously over heat until mixture leaves sides of saucepan.
You can see how it left easily! I roll it around for fun =P
5. Transfer mixture to a bowl and add egg.
6. Beat with electric mixer until fluffy.
It shouldn't be watery, and should be well mixed by now.
7. Drop heaping 5mL portions about 5 cm apart on ungreased cookie sheet. 
**You can choose to line this with parchment paper first =)**
8. Bake for 10 minutes at 400°F, then reduce heat to 350°F and bake another 10 minutes
or until crispy and slightly browned.
**DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DURING BAKING**
Voila~ Cool shells before filling with whipping cream or custard, then finish by
drizzling with melted chocolate.

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