You may not be perfect in all things, but there are things that can never be perfect without you :) Week nine is pre-finals week, Studying results to eat-a lot-to-relieve-stress-and-have-an-awesome-break :)
Let's make some fun out of this week, to wrap out I will share how to make simple yummy cream puffs with vanilla and coffee-choco filling
First let's get what you'll need:
Preheated oven (400F)
Prepare these stuffs for the choux pastry
1 cup (250ML) of water
1/2 cup (150g) butter
1 cup all purpose flour
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp salt
First, In a sauce pan mix water, butter and salt. Melt the butter and bring to boil. Reduce heat (make sure butter is completely melted) Then add the flour stir it vigorously until the mixture is thick and smooth and if it leaves the sides if the pan. Remove from heat, Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition mix until mixture is smooth and well blended.
In a baking sheet drop mixture from a tablespoon about 2 inches apart. Bake for 30mins (400F) and bake for 10 mins more (350F)
For the filling we will need,
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 cup milk
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp coffee
1tbsp cocoa powder
In a sauce pan, Mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt, Stir in milk cook until thick (stir it constantly but not rapidly you might waste your filling: P) Stir little amount of hot mixture into eggs and add it up. Add butter and vanilla cook until thick.
We made two variations the other one was coffee-choco cream filling
I just got half of the finished cream filling added it with coffee and cocoa powder.
Time to fill the puffs with the filling,
Just get a pastry bag/piping bag with a small tip, fill your piping bag and give some hit into filling it.
Our friends enjoyed with these small sweet things. I'm grateful as always when I see people enjoying the happiness of food with me.
Enjoy making your puffs :)