Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Cream Puff and Eclairs Recipe

At long last, I've typed out the recipe for Cream Puffs and Eclairs. This is for +Micha Fire, who requested it (although I'm guessing +Carrie Canup and +Dirk Reul will be interested in this too)

Makes about 10 3-4cm cream puffs and 10 10cm eclairs

Cream Puffs/Eclairs

Unsalted butter - 55g
Milk - 60ml
Water - 60ml (Note: If you want to substitute the milk with water, that's fine too)
A pinch of salt
Cake flour - 70g
Eggs - 3

1. Add the water, milk, butter and salt in a bot and heat it till it boils.
2. Remove from heat and add the flour
3. Heat with a strong flame
4. Put it in a food processor and mix in the eggs
5. Pipe it out (works best with a 1cm nozzle). For eclairs, pipe out long lines, and circles for the cream puffs (ok, this may be a bit too obvious). Place the cookie dough on it and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes or 150 degrees Celsius for 7 minutes.

Cookie Topping (for Cream Puffs)
Cream puff with cookie topping

Unsalted Butter - 30g
Granular Sugar - 30g
Cake flour - 30g

1. Mix the butter and sugar
2. Add in the flour.
3. Roll the dough to a 2mm thick sheet and cut out circles of about 3cm in diameter.
4. Lightly place the cookie on the cream puff before it goes in the oven.

Custard Filling (for the cream puff)

Cake Flour - 16g
Granular Sugar - 40g
Milk - 250g
Egg Yolks - 3
Vanilla Essence

1. Sift the flour and granular sugar together. Open a hole and add in a part of the milk. Add in the egg yolks and mix.
2. Heat the remaining milk and add it to (1)
3. Return everything to the pot and boil it under a strong fire.

Cream Filling (For the eclair)
Now that I think about it, it might taste really good if there's
and additional layer of dark chocolate on top.

Cake Flour - 16g
Granular Sugar - 40g
Egg yolks - 2
Milk - 200cc

Make it in the same manner as the custard filling for cream puffs, and then add in the caramel cream (recipe below)

Caramel Cream
Granular Sugar - 50g
Water - 20cc
Raw Cream - 50cc

1. Add the sugar and water in a pot and make caramel.
2. Mix in the warmed cream.


I shall do my best to translate more of the recipes I have (as well as sign up for more classes(; )

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