Hi, I am Eugenie. Today I am going to make cream puffs, choux chantilly. They are little choux buns filled with whipped cream.
Easy Cream Puffs Recipe – French Choux Chantilly
For about 24 choux
- ¼ cup unsalted butter (1/2 stick; 57g)
- ½ cup water (120ml)
- ½ teaspoon salt (2.5g)
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour (75g) (or cake flour if you want delicate choux.)
- 1 teaspoon caster sugar (5g)
- 2 eggs, medium-size
For Crème Chantilly (whipped cream):
- 1/2 cup whipping cream (120 ml)
- 4 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar (30 g)
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pate a choux (Choux pastry)
In a pan, add in butter, sugar, salt, and water. On medium heat, melt the butter completely and bring to a boil.
In the meantime, in a mixing bowl, sift flour and set aside.
As soon as it starts to boil, get the pan out of heat. Add flour all at once and with a wooden spoon, stir until combined.
Back to the heat, cook until it starts to form a ball. By now there should a thin layer on the bottom. So I use regular pans like these, not a non-stick pan. Out of heat, let cool for 5 minutes.
Beat the eggs for one minute and add eggs little by little, blending well after each addition. Never pour in egg mixture immediately out of heat. The egg will be cooked, which is the least wanted here. Keep beating until thick and shiny. The batter should drop off the spoon when shaken.
Pipe the choux on the parchment-paper-lined baking pan. Of course, you can use a spoon, too. Dip your finger in the water and slightly push down little pointy parts.
Bake at 400 degrees F (200 C) for about 20 minutes or it’s well swollen and golden brown. Cooking time varies depending on the size of choux you piped. * Never open the oven door during baking. If you open, the choux will collapse.
Let cool on a wire rack.
Crème Chantilly (Whipped cream)
For crème Chantilly I am using Kitchen aid today. Pour the whipping cream in the mixing bowl. At medium high speed, whip until thickened. Add in confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract. Then whisk until stiff peaks form.
With a serrated knife, cut the choux. The choux should have a big hole inside. Pipe in the crème Chantilly or spoon in. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.
Cream puff – choux Chantilly.
Choux pastry is crispy, airy shell, which is cooked twice. And delicate and sweet white cream inside.