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Vanilla cream puffs



I love the softness about the cream puffs, slightly sweet and crisp on out side, the cream filling make this dessert taste special, you can fill with simple whipped cream or homemade vanilla cream, Just an idea if you like nutella add into vanilla cream it taste well together.



Ingredients : two dozen buns / puffs

- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 stick / 8 spoon unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 cup water
- 5 large eggs room temperature (one for egg wash)

Directions:

Preheated oven on 400 F
Mix the flour with sugar and salt
In a sauce pan bring water and butter to boil until  about boiling and all the butter melted
Remove from the stove, add flour mixture and stir, Put back on the stove and stir about a minute or so let them cool or release the steam in mixer on low beat for about two minutes until lukewarm

Beaten 4 eggs  add into lukewarm flour paste little bit at a time, beat until you have smooth glossy paste
place teaspoon of the mixture on the baking sheet, make about 24 buns, leaving one inch a part between them
brush with egg wash
bake on 400 F for 15 minutes, then turn down the oven into 350 F and continue to bake for another 30-35 minutes until the bun are crisp,light and rich golden color
Split the bun in the middle and fill with whipped cream or vanilla cream


Vanilla Cream filling

Ingredients :
- 1 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1/2 of vanilla bean
- 3/4 sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch

Directions:
In a sauce pan brings milk to simmer with split vanilla bean on low heat
Meanwhile whisk egg yolks,sugar,flour and cornstarch until creamy
Add hot milk into egg yolks mixture little bit at a time, whisk until combine
put back into a sauce pan, brings to simmer and continue to whisk them, until thickened
remove from the stove, transfer into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let them cool in the fridge
until ready to use





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