Friday, April 8, 2011

cream puff

Its been a while since I'm making this puff.I used to sell this puff and many other kuih during Ramadhan with my husband.Drop my son at my mom's place, 4 years old then, packed up things and opened the bazaar after Asar prayer.Juggling between teaching at school and making the kuih every single day is a tough job and I don't know how i manage that...well, that's an old story.. not anymore after having 3 kids..

Ok, back to business...Cream puffs are very easy to make really, though they might appear to be challenging in making.All you need is good,desired custard cream to go inside, and you need the puff itself. The custard for the filling needs to be made well in advance and cooled, and the puff needs to be fresh out of the oven, for ultimate deliciousness.Just follow the instruction and you'll never get lost...

And yet, from this single dough(choux pastry) , you can come out with variation of dessert such as eclair, cream puff, kuih belimbing (malay kuih-fried dough and sprinkled with castor sugar).

Ingredients for the custard filling :

4 tbsp custard powder
2/3 cup evaporated milk
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 egg
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla essence

How to make the custard?

Combine all the ingredients in the saucepan.Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook for 1 minute more. Remove from heat and let it cool.

Ingredients for the puff :
1 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup butter
pinch of salt
yellow food colouring(optional)

2 cup flour
5 eggs

How to make it?

As always, pre heat the oven.Then,in a saucepan combine water, butter and salt. Bring it up to a boil.

Turn off the heat and add in flour all at once and stir vigorously until mixture cook and turn into a ball and detaches from the sides of the pan. Remove and set aside to cool down for 10 minutes.

Transfer the dough to a mixer and whisk in one egg at a time, mixing it well after each addition.The mixture should be smooth and shiny

When the dough is ready. put in a pastry bag with a nozzle to pipe the mixture.Bake about 15-20 mins depends on the size you make.Allow to cool before you put the filling.

Simply make a small cut and spoon in filling.For more fancy look, you can drizzle with chocolate or caramel or sprinkle some icing sugar on top.. bon appetite..


  1. i should try this cream puff..look delicious :)

  2. what is the temperature for heating?