Simple and Basic Cream Puff Recipe and Tutorial

Bonjour! Greeting in French all of a sudden? Why? (why not?) Cause I'll be sharing a French delicacy named cream puff today. *throws confetti* It is a light puffy pastry ball that is filled with either custard cream or whipped cream.

Sadly, I made my very first cream puff three (3) years ago at our university lab and it turned out like a golf ball soaked in a melted iron and then thrown to the fridge. Just imagine how hard was that. -_- I can't remember what went wrong but all I know was I got a failing grade and haven't passed my NCII assessment because of such mess. *sob*

But for now, I guess I succeeded on my second attempt so I'll be sharing it with you guys! *applause*


Yield: 8 puffs

You'll need:
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 eggs (meduim and at room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • icing sugar for dusting (optional)

1. In a double boiler, bring water and butter to a boil. Make sure that butter is completely dissolved.

2. Reduce heat to low, add in flour. With a wooden spoon, mix well until combined and begins to form a ball or dough.

3. Remove pan from heat. Let cool a bit for about 3 minutes or so.

4. Add eggs, one at a time, stir until incorporated. The mixture should not be glossy. Repeat with the remaining egg. Stop when you reached a thick consistency.

5. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick baking paper, pipe batter into round shape, about an inch apart.

6. Bake in a preheated oven (200C/400F) for about 25 to 35 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.


There are two (2) options in filling puffs.

1. Cut the choux with serrated knife, add filling, then replace top.
2. Make a hole at the bottom then pipe the filling.

Dust with confectioner's sugar and viola! Your cream puffs are ready! Easy right? Filling will be posted on my next recipe and tutorial so please stay tuned! Hehe.

Previous Recipe and Tutorial: Simple and Basic Cake Pop


  1. I wanna see how it's filled! I love cream puff! Are you going to post a red velvet recipe?

  2. hmmm interesting sayang wala akong oven, try ko din sana. I love baking eh. Kung wala lang sanang height requirements sa Univ na pinasukan ko HRM sana ang course ko...

    1. true, some universities were requiring students to be like this and that. tss.

  3. I love the way you present your tutorials. :D Makes me miss using my camera too.

    1. thanks Nathalie! <3 Actually, I do have some sort of difficulties with the cam before, then I bought a tripod and that's a great help! You can see the improved shots (I just hope :P) on the cookie tutorial :)

  4. Looks so delicious!! Thank you for sharing, lovely! <3

    Celyx Lim


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