Sunday, May 27, 2012

Cream Puffs

I'm having a bit of a love affair with cream might be the wintery days calling for warm heaters or wood fires and delicious morsels with limitless cups of tea...


  • 1 cup water
  • 75g butter
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 eggs
  • Whipped cream, sweetened and flavoured with strong back coffee or Tia Maria
  • Coffee-flavored icing
  • Icing sugar
  • Black coffee

Put water and butter in a pan, slowly bring to the boil (butter must be completely melted when boiling point is reached). 

Sift together flour and salt and add.  Beat well over a low heat with a wooden spoon until ingredients are well combined and mixture forms a ball and comes away from sides of pan.

Remove from heat and cool for about 5mins.  Beat in the eggs, one ata  time, beating each until completely mixed in before adding the next.  (The mixture should be thick, smooth and glossy.)

Spoon mounds on to a lightly greased oven tray or tray lined with greased grease-proof paper and bake in a hot oven (200 degrees)  for 12 mins. Reduce to a medium heat (180 degrees) and bake for another 15-25mins or until golden brown.  If the pastry is showing signs of burning place a piece of foil over the top.

Remove from the oven and make a slit in each of them to let the steam escape. Return to the turned off oven for a few minutes.

When cold, split and scrape out any soft dough and spoon or pipe in the whipped cream.  Make a thin icing by mixing together sifted icing sugar and black coffee.  Spoon on top of the cream puff for some extra yumminess!

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