What’s better than a cream puff for Valentine’s Day? A Super Easy CHOCOLATE Cream Puff. I always thought making cream puffs was hard. Stacey made these traditional cream puffs a while back and they use a pudding mix. I thought sure that part is easy but making the puff has to be time consuming. I’m not sure what made me think that but then at Christmas a friend of mine made them for a Christmas dessert when we went over to her house. She told me how easy they were to make and I decided that I’d have to give them a shot. In 2014 I would conquer the cream puff.
Well, what better time than Valentine’s Day to make them? I made them chocolate and they were gone by the time I went to bed that day. They didn’t make it to Valentine’s Day, but they were so easy to make that I’m just going to make another batch, or two, to enjoy with my loved ones.
They’re easy guys. EASY. I can’t stress that enough. Make them, impress your family and you’ll become a believer.
- 1/2 c 1 stick of butter
- 1 cup of water
- 3/4 c flour
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 eggs
- 5.85 oz instant chocolate pudding mix
- 1 1/2 c cold milk
- powdered sugar for dusting
- 1 c sour cream
- preheat oven to 375 degrees
- in a med bowl combine flour, sugar and cocoa powder
- melt butter over med heat in a med saucepan
- add water and bring to a rolling boil
- stir in the flour mixture and continue to stir
- dough will become a ball but keep stirring over heat for 1 min
- pour dough into the large bowl of a mixer
- turn on the mixer and beat for 2-3 min on medium speed and allowing dough to cool slightly
- add eggs one at a time as you continue to beat dough
- dough will become creamy and smooth
- line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop dough onto baking sheet by the tablespoonful 1 inch apart
- bake for 20 minutes
- allow to cool
- in a large bowl whisk together pudding mix and milk until smooth
- whisk in the sour cream until smooth
- place in the refrigerator for 1 hour
building the cream puffs
- *there are two methods
- Method 1
- slice puffs in half and fill with pudding
- dust the top with powdered sugar
- Method 2
- place pudding mixture into a pastry bag with a pointy tip
- stick the tip carefully into the puff and fill with pudding
- dust the top is powdered sugar
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