Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Cream Puffs

I love cream puffs! They are heavenly delicious and make an impressive dessert :D Cream puffs are believed to have originated from the 17th century. These days, the old-fashioned delicacy is making a splash all over the continents. There are Beard Papa, Big E and Choux Factory: all of them sell cream puffs as their signature food! Beard Papa even offers green tea, earl grey tea, strawberry and pumpkin custard fillings! *very tempting ar* However, the best one is definitely my mom's homemade cream puffs  :)

Cream Puffs

125 gr butter
250 ml water
1/2 tsp salt
150 gr flour
4 eggs

Custard Filling:
200 ml milk
70 gr sugar
a pinch of salt
25 gr corn flour
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp rum essence

1) Heat butter, water and salt. Stir until mixture boils.
2) Add flour, mix until well combined. Remove from heat.
3) Add eggs, mix until well combined.
4) Place batter in a pastry bag.
5) Pipe into a lightly greased baking tray.
6) Bake at 200 deg C for 25 minutes.
7) Custard filling: Heat milk, sugar and salt. Stir until mixture boils. Remove from heat. 
8) Mix corn flour, egg yolk and a little milk. 
9) Pour into milk mixture, cook until mixture thickens. Remove from heat.
10) After cooled, add rum essence, mix until well combined.

24 giant puffs

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