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Chocoholic: Triple Chocolate Cream Puffs

As a kid, I spent much of my summer vacation on Long Island, at my great grandma Ruth's house. Grandma was a domestic queen. Dinner was planned, prepped, and on the stove by noon, and then she'd set about concocting something sweet. My favorite days were when she decided it was time to make a plate of cream puffs. I remember looking on as she stood in her floral print housedress next to her 1940's stove, stirring up a thick paste of butter, flour, and water. After it was dropped by sticky spoonfuls onto the pan, it would magically transform in the oven into crisp and airy puffs. More

Pâte à Choux Puffs (Cream Puffs)

Pâte à choux (pronounced pat-ah-choo) is the paste-like dough used for making the crispy shells of cream puffs, éclairs, gougères, and profiteroles. Once you understand the technique, making choux at home is easy. The hard part is choosing a filling. Some favorites include: pastry cream, pudding, chocolate ganache, whipped lox and cream cheese, or jam. More

Gluten-Free Tuesday: Cream Puffs

When I set out to make a gluten-free pâte à choux (that's the dough for cream puffs, éclairs, and other desserts like profiteroles and French crullers), I knew what I wanted: a dough that puffed up in the oven and was light. Who wants a heavy cream puff? Since wheat-based pâte à choux dough relies on gluten-rich bread flour, with 12-13% protein, I wondered how gluten-free pâte à choux would work. Pretty well, it turns out. More

Blogwatch: Creamy Cream Puffs

Finish off a party with these creamy cream puffs from Kim of Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet. The dough is a snap to make, and if you don't feel like making the vanilla cream filling, then ice cream or whipped cream make easy substitutes. There are endless topping options as well; powdered sugar, drizzled melted chocolate, cocoa powder, etc. Go crazy! Bite-sized deliciousness awaits.... More

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