Monday, October 11, 2010

Cream Puffs with Vanilla filling

Left puff is sandwich style. Right puff has vanilla pipped inside.

My mother in law was coming over to spend the night so I decided to make these cream puffs with vanilla filling for her, my son and husband. I can't even tell you how easy they were to put together and fill. These cream puffs would be perfect for a tea-party, baby shower or any special occasion. I filled these puffs with a vanilla pudding but you can add whatever pudding flavor you want. You can also drizzle them with chocolate or add powdered sugar like I did.

What I love about this recipe is that really, it's THAT easy and it looks like you've been baking for hours.



Ingredients needed:

  • For Filling:

  • 2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk

For Puffs:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs


Directions:

Make pudding according to directions, except use 2 cups of cream and 1 cup of milk as the liquids. Cover and refrigerate so it can set.

In the meantime, preheat overn to 425 degrees. In a pot, bring water and butter to a boil. Stir in the flour and sald until the mixture forms a ball. Take the dough ball and place into a large mixing bowl. Take the three eggs and add them all at once to the dough mixture and using a stand mixer or a hand mixer and mix on medium for 1-2 minutes until you get a tacky dough.

Drop dough on an ungreased baking sheet using a tablespoon.Bake for 20 minutes. As soon as they are golden brown, remove from oven and using a small sharp knife, poke a hold on the side of the puff to let out steam. Let puffs cool off before piping the vanilla inside. If you don't have a pipping tool, take a zip lock bag, add vanilla pudding inside and cut the tip off of one of the corners to use as a pipping bag. You can also cut the top off of the puff and add vanilla pudding almost like you're making a sandwich.

Enjoy!


25 comments:

Karen said...

These are lovely! Perfect little bites for dessert...I can't believe how easy they are. You're right...it looks like you spent all day toiling in the kitchen!

Nirmala said...

These are mouth watering and easy. I love recipes like this. I bet it would be great with chocolate pudding too. How many do these make, if you don't mind me asking?

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

Nirmala, I made them a little big so I got about 18 out of them, if you make them smaller, you can make a lot. I hope this helps!

Kim said...

You hit my weak spot, i love cream puffs. I make mine with vanilla pudding also ( way easier!)
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Design Wine and Dine said...

Stop it with these - they're beautiful! I can see they melt in your mouth! A great dessert for a dessert tray - thanks!

Together We Save said...

Wow - these look yummy.... it is luch time I have got to get away from the food blogs before I lick the computer screen.

ladydazy said...

These look delicious. I bet you can't only eat just one!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Your mother-in-law is one lucky lady to be served cream puffs. I had no idea they were easy to make. Now I'll have to try them too.
Sam

newlywed said...

These look adorable and delicious!

Red Couch Recipes said...

I love a good cream puff. Also, thanks for the recipe for homemade Tonkatsu sauce. I can't buy it where I live. Joni

Jacqueline said...

These look fantastic. I haven't made them in years. I like both ways, but I would need one right now to be really able to test. Yum, you have made me hungry.

Krystal said...

homemade cream puffs are the best!! those just make my mouth water. . .

Kim said...

careful with that pumpkin dip, it gets addicting!

Donna-FFW said...

These are just gorgeous! I bet they were a HUGE hit. I'll have to try these soon. My family would adore them!

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

I love this recipe it really sounds delicious and pretty hard to resist:) thank you for sharing.

The Cooking Photographer said...

If I was your MIL I'd be worshiping you about now! I love cream puffs. Those look so good.

Laura

Julie said...

I had no idea cream puffs were that easy! They look delectable.

Zoe said...

Thanks for following my blog! Love your blog and your cream puffs too...yummy!

mr. pineapple man said...

i was almost your 100th follower!!! but your cream puffs look delicious!

Brownieville Girl said...

Your choux pastry looks just fantastic.

Delighted to be your 100th follower!!!

Mary said...

Cream puffs are a favorite of mine and one of the few desserts I can't pass up. Yours look wonderful. Our travels have begun so my visits here will be sporadic for a while. Know that I'm think of you and will again visit regularly on my return. I hope all is well. Blessings...Mary

ajcabuang04 said...

Love it! Such simple recipe!! When I made cream puffs from scratch, it tasted WAYYYY better than the store bought ones!! Looks delicious!! Thanks for checking out my blog and following! :) I will be checking your blog out often!

From the Kitchen said...

This is very tempting! Thanks so much for stopping by my "place". I'm happy to find yours!!

Best,
Bonnie

Reeni said...

These remind me of my Grandma! She always made us cream puffs. These look scrumptious!

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

What are you trying to do to me Jen, I'm already a cow...these look YUM-MAY!!! Bring on the dessert!