Homemade puffs, the recipe for a basic pastry preparation that is impossible to resist. Basic preparation of the pastry to be filled with custard or hazelnut. Ideal for a healthy children’s snack. You can freeze them: they are kept in the freezer for 30 days.
Hands up who, passing in front of a pastry shop, has not been enchanted in front of the cream puffs in the window. A veritable explosion of sweetness in a mini format, the cream puffs filled with cream, chocolate, pistachio and so on and so forth, are a delight to which children cannot really resist. And not even we adults, to tell the truth. Many excellent reasons to prepare them at home: just a few simple ingredients that in our pantries never fail to get around 30 puffs to fill to suit your tastes.
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So let’s see, step by step, how to prepare cream puffs at home :
-250 grams of water
-140 grams of 00 flour
-110 grams of butter
Put the water, the butter and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan over the heat, when it comes to a boil remove from the heat and pour all the flour in one go, stir vigorously and cook for a couple of minutes until the mixture detaches from the walls and veils the pot.
Put the mixture in a bowl or in a planetary mixer, widen it to facilitate the drop in temperature. Add one egg at a time only when it is perfectly blended. Check the density to see if all the eggs are used: it should be soft, creamy but stable.
Turn the oven to 190 ° C and lightly grease a baking sheet with butter.
Transfer the mixture into a sac-a-poche with a smooth nozzle of about 12-14 mm in diameter, on the baking tray form small piles spaced from each other. Lower the tip of the cream puff by gently touching it with a wet finger.
Bake at 190 ° C for about 30 minutes, after the time,e verify the cooking and leave another 20 minutes in the oven with the door slightly open to let out all the humidity. The cream puff inside will have to be empty and dry.
Once ready, stuff the homemade puffs with custard , hazelnut cream or lots of good almond cream.
If you decide to freeze them, place the cream puffs in the special food bags and keep them for no more than 30 days.