How to Make Cream Puffs

Learn how to make cream puffs, a classic French dessert that you can fill with custard, whipped cream or even ice cream.

Key Ingredients






Melt butter in water in a saucepan over medium heat.

Mix in flour and sugar and continue to heat and stir until the dough forms a ball. This will only take a minute or two. It comes together quickly!

Take the mixture off the heat, place it in another bowl and mix in the egg, one at a time. The batter will be thick and smooth.

Fill a pastry bag and pipe dollops of batter onto a lined baking sheet.

Bake until the pastries are lightly golden brown. Allow them to cool.

Fill the cream puffs with custard or slice and fill with whipped cream.

Then dust with powdered sugar and serve.

This dessert is a classic French pastry. It's light and  delicious!

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