Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cream puffs

Aku memang sangat suka makan creampuffs. Tapi nak cari yang sedap memang susah. Normally the custard will be too thick and sweet pastu ada after taste. Memang tak sedap. Hari tu aku pegi Nabe Cafe and makan their cream puffs. Sedap sangat2. I love their custard yg gooey tu.
Semalam aku google cream puffs recipe and decided to buat joyofbaking punya recipe.

Choux Pastry:
1/2 cup (65 grams) all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon granulated white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt (I omitted this coz I used salted butter)
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) (57 grams) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup (120 ml) water
2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Choux Pastry: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly butter or spray the pan with a non stick vegetable spray.
In a bowl sift or whisk together the flour, sugar and salt.Place the butter and water in a heavy saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a boil. (Make sure that the butter melts before the water boils to reduce the amount of evaporation.) Remove from heat and, with a wooden spoon, add the flour mixture, all at once, and stir until combined. Return saucepan to the heat and stir constantly until the dough comes away from the sides of the pan and forms a thick smooth ball (about 1-2 minutes).
Transfer the dough to your electric mixer, or use a hand mixer, and beat on low speed to release the steam from the dough (about a minute). Once the dough is lukewarm start adding the lightly beaten eggs (dough will separate and then come together) and continue to mix until you have a smooth thick paste (dough will fall from a spoon in a thick ribbon).
Spoon or pipe 12 small mounds of dough onto the baking sheet, spacing about 2 inches (5 cm) apart. With a pastry brush, gently brush the tops of the dough with a lightly beaten egg.Bake for 45-50 minutes at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) until the shells are a nice amber color and when split, are almost dry inside. Cool on a cooling rack.

Custard filling
200ml heavy cream
4-5tbs sugar
1tsp vanilla
2 egg yolk
1 tbs custard powder
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, cook using double broiler until the custard thickened. The custard will be gooey. Let it cool
To Assemble: Poke a hole at the bottom of the cream puffs and pipe the custard filling.
Ps : I didnt split the cream puffs.
Verdict : the girls love it so much. Memang sgt sedap. Alhamdulillah :)