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Cream Puffs Recipe (VIDEO)

Cream Puffs are a classic French dessert filled with sweet cream and dusted with powdered sugar. You haven’t enjoyed a cream puff until you’ve tried one freshly baked. The Choux pastry dough is easier than you think; just watch the video tutorial.

If you have made our Classic Eclairs, then you already know how to make these. The dough is the same and this cream puff recipe has an even easier filling.

Cream Puffs filled with cream on cutting board dusted with powdered sugar and garnished with raspberries

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Cream Puff Recipe:

Cream puffs are an iconic and well loved pastry that can be found in French bakeries, but they are surprisingly easy to master at home. They require simple, inexpensive ingredients, about 1 hour of your time and basic kitchen tools:

Ingredients for cream puffs recipe

What is Choux Pastry?

Choux Pastry (also known as Pâte à Choux) is a French pastry dough. It is pronounced “shoo pastry.” It sounds fancy but it is surprisingly easy to make and requires simple ingredients. Choux pastry is also used to make:

  • Eclairs filled with custard and dipped in chocolate
  • Profiteroles (like cream puffs but filled with ice cream, drizzled with chocolate ganache and frozen)
  • Churros which are deep fried and rolled in cinnamon sugar

Choux Pastry shells filled with cream and raspberries

Can I Store the Cream Puffs Before Filling?

The shells can be made a day or 2 ahead. Let them cool to room temperature, cover lightly and store at room temperature. They tend to soften if made ahead.

To re-crisp the shell: bake uncovered in a preheated oven at 300˚F for about 5 minutes. Once cream puffs are filled, they are best enjoyed the same day or frozen.

Can I Freeze Cream Puffs?

When freezing filled cream puffs, be sure to fill the cream into the center of the cream puffs, or cut off tops and add just enough cream so it is completely covered and hidden with the lid. You want to have the cream contained.

To thaw frozen cream puffs: leave them for 2 hours in the refrigerator, or 30 minutes at room temperature then dust with powdered sugar just before serving.

Stacked cream puffs ready for freezing

Why do Cream Puffs Deflate?

There are 2 reasons cream puffs can deflate and go flat:

  1. Opening the oven early – the loss of heat hinders their ability to rise
  2. Under-baking – causes collapse shortly after removing from oven

Note: If making larger 2″ wide cream puffs, you will get 18 cream puffs which need to be baked longer (10 min at 425˚F then 25 minutes at 325˚F).

To test for doneness: The color is the best indicator of color and they should be deeply golden. You can take 1 cream puff out at the recommended time and break it open, the center should be mostly hollowed out. If the dough inside seems very moist and spongy, continue baking another 2 minutes.

Cream puffs before and after baking

More French Desserts to Try:

The French are known for their incredible dessert and pastries. These French desserts are simple and will make you feel like a pro!

Up Close Cream puff filled with whipped cream

Watch How to Make Cream Puffs:

Homemade cream puffs are the ultimate treat. When you realize how easy they are to make, you’ll make them over and over! Have fun and let me know if you get creative and experiment with different fillings or toppings.

Cream Puffs Recipe

4.94 from 76 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Cream Puffs filled with cream and dusted with sugar

Homemade Cream Puffs filled with sweet cream and raspberries. Learn how to make a bakery quality, buttery Choux pastry dough. 

Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Skill Level: Medium
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Keyword: cream puffs
Cuisine: French
Course: Dessert
Calories: 125 kcal
Servings: 28 cream puffs

Ingredients

Ingredients for Choux Pastry:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour measured correctly
  • 4 eggs (large), room temperature

Ingredients for Cream Filling and Garnish:

Instructions

How to Make Cream Puffs:

  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with Silpat or parchment paper. 

  2. In a Medium saucepan, combine 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup milk, 8 Tbsp butter, 1 tsp sugar and 1/4 tsp salt. Bring just to a boil over medium heat then remove from heat and stir in 1 cup flour all at once with a wooden spoon.

  3. One flour is incorporated, place back over medium heat stirring constantly for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes to release extra moisture and partially cook flour. A thin film will form on the bottom of the pan and dough will come together into a smooth ball.

  4. Transfer dough to a large mixing bowl and beat using an electric mixer on medium speed for 1 minute to cool mixture slightly. Add 4 eggs, 1 at a time, allowing to fully incorporate between additions. Beat another minute until dough is smooth and forms a thick ribbon when pulled up.

  5. Transfer the dough to a piping bag fitted with a 1/2" round tip. Pipe 28 puffs, each 1 1/2” diameter and 1/2” tall rounds. Keep them 1" apart and avoid making peaks* but if you do get peaks, wet finger tips lightly with water and smooth them out.

  6. Bake at 425˚F for 10 minutes in the center of the oven. Without opening oven, reduce temp to 325˚F and, bake 20-22 min longer or until golden brown on top. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

How to Make Whipped Cream:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups heavy cream, 4 Tbsp sugar and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Beat on medium-high speed until fluffy with stiff peaks (2 min). Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a large open star tip. 

  2. Once cream puffs are completely cooled, fill them with cream. There are 2 ways to fill them: (#1) pipe the cream into the puffs by pushing the pastry tip into the side and piping until cream pushes back, or (#2) Cut off tops of puffs and pipe cream inside using a pastry bag, push a raspberry down into the center if desired, then cover with the tops. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.

Recipe Notes

*To prevent a peak: stop piping and release pressure from the bag before lifting up then quickly swirl the tip around the side to end without a tip. 

Nutrition Facts
Cream Puffs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 38mg2%
Potassium 34mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Shelly Masih
    September 22, 2020

    I’ve spent a few days looking at multiple cream puff recipes before finally deciding on yours! I’ve never made cream puffs before but this recipe was easy to follow and they came out perfect!! Very delicious and not overly sweet! Thank you for the amazing recipe!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 22, 2020

      Great job, Shelly! I’m so glad that it was successful and that you loved these cream puffs. Thanks for trying out this recipe!

      Reply

  • Saleemah
    September 18, 2020

    Hi natasha it is saleemah and i love all your recipes and and good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 18, 2020

      Thank you so much!

      Reply

  • Ani
    September 16, 2020

    Hello! So I was just wondering when you brought the temperature down did you take it out of the oven and waited for a few minutes before putting it back in or did you just leave it in? And do you know why my dough is not rising? because it turned out burnt on the bottom and it was flat even though I never opened the oven when it was baking. Pls respond and thank you !

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    • Natasha
      September 16, 2020

      Hi Ani, I did not remove them from the oven. It sounds like your oven temperature might be too high. Make sure you are not baking on convection mode.

      Reply

      • Ani
        September 16, 2020

        Oh. It was not on convection mode because my oven is like old without buttons so it doesn’t have settings only the temperatures.

        Reply

      • Ani
        September 16, 2020

        My oven is old so it doesn’t have buttons or settings to it. It only has the temperatures.

        Reply

  • Corrina
    September 11, 2020

    Hi. Can I use almond flour or a gluten free all purpose flour?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 11, 2020

      Hi Corrina, I haven’t tested that with almond/ gluten free flour to advise. If you experiment please let us know how you like that.

      Reply

  • asma shahid
    September 6, 2020

    Natasha your recipes are great. You cover all points that any new beginner needs to know like i am.
    love all you share.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 6, 2020

      Thank you for your good comments, we appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Paula
    August 31, 2020

    You are such a delight to watch! I particularly enjoyed when you stuffed your mouth with a cream puff afterwards. You seem to genuinely, sincerely enjoy what you made. I’ve made cream puffs before and I know the delight of them but just to watch you eat them, you’re awesome. Just watching you make them is fun, you are quite the performer. I will subscribe to your videos just because you are so much fun to watch. Good job!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 31, 2020

      Hello Paula, thank you so much for your good comments and observation. Yes, I genuinely love cooking and eating of course and I love it when I receive good feedback like this message from you. Thank you!

      Reply

  • Lynn
    August 30, 2020

    Thank you Natasha, I tried the eclairs , it’s a great recipe,
    I tried many recipes before but none works out good. This one is great 👍

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 31, 2020

      Thank you so much for your good comments, Lyn. We appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Sel Sarmiento
    August 28, 2020

    All your recipes are great and this one is my favorite. Always thankful for sharing your recipes!!! 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 28, 2020

      You are most welcome, Sel. It’s my pleasure to share this recipe with y’all. Take care and stay safe!

      Reply

  • Bea
    August 20, 2020

    I just made this and it tastes soo delicious! I imagine this is what clouds taste like

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 20, 2020

      THat’s the best description I’ve heard! Haha! Thank you for this great review, Bea!

      Reply

  • Cobus
    August 7, 2020

    I tried making them yesterday and they turned out so cute and delicious! Everyone loved it including my brother who doesn’t even like desserts!

    Going to make a second batch today

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 7, 2020

      That’s just awesome Cobus! Sounds like you found a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Lisa
    August 6, 2020

    Hi, I watched your measuring video. How do you suggest measuring the butter for this recipe? Thanks!

    Reply

  • Elena
    August 1, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I am so glad I found your site. Any of your recipes is good. Today I made cream puffs first time and they came out so delicious. I think it is the best cream puffs recipe I ever had. Thank you

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 1, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Annah
    August 1, 2020

    hi Natasha! pls can you use pastry cream for the filling instead?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 1, 2020

      Hi Annah, I saw others commented that they used pastry cream and it worked well although I have not really tried that yet to advise. Please share with us how it goes if you give it a try.

      Reply

  • Tiffany V
    July 31, 2020

    Hi Natasha! First off I just want to say I’m a huge fan! I not only follow you here on Pinterest but I also follow your FB page. I absolutely love your recipes! Especially this one. I wanted to make these for my husband as he loves cream puffs. Let’s just say they turned out amazing! He LOVED them! Looks like I will be making these on the regular! Thank you for all your wonderful videos and recipes!!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 31, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Tiffany!

      Reply

  • Victoria
    July 26, 2020

    Hi Natasha!
    My cream puffs came out so well!!! They are so good and I will be doing this again. I was wondering where you buy your frosting bags/piping bags; and if the frosting tips are also included. I have been looking for a while but I can’t find a good set that has reusable piping bags.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 26, 2020

      That is just awesome! I am so glad to hear that, Victoria. You can purchase that as a package or separately, you can check out our Amazon Store here to see what I use.

      Reply

  • Pina
    July 25, 2020

    Natasha, you and your husband are doing a wonderful job. I’ve tried several of your recipes, ALL GREAT! Thank you.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 26, 2020

      Thank you so much for your great comments!

      Reply

  • Tina
    July 25, 2020

    Hi Natasha. These were lovely. I tried these, however my electric oven seems to not brown all of them together. One side closer to the heat browned faster. I thought of turning the pan around but that would mean i’d have to open the oven door. What do i do? 🙁

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    • Natasha
      July 25, 2020

      Hi Tina, you may just need to rotate yours halfway through if your oven has hot spots.

      Reply

  • Shamistha
    July 23, 2020

    Hi Natasha I made these but sadly they puffed really nicely at the end of the 10 mnts and once I reduced the heat it all went fiat . Do you know the reason for this

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 23, 2020

      So sorry to hear that didn’t work well Shamisha. Please review the recipe again and read the part Why do Cream Puffs Deflate?

      Reply

  • Cathy Pileggi
    July 22, 2020

    I love your recipes! When I made these cream puffs I found the dough did not come out in ribbons so it was tough to pipe them on the tray. Do you know what could have caused this?

    Reply

  • Jane
    July 20, 2020

    I was wondering if it would be better to fill the puffs with pastry cream instead of whipped cream since every time I make whipped cream it melts.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 20, 2020

      Hi Jane, I saw others commented that they used pastry cream and it worked well although I have not really tried that yet to advise. Please share with us how it goes if you give it a try.

      Reply

  • zahra
    July 20, 2020

    How are you so skinny when you eat so much cake????

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 20, 2020

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Zahra!

      Reply

  • Jennifer Carbajal
    July 18, 2020

    Hello, I love this recipe! Its my favourite! BUT…for some reason once i take them out the oven they deflate and I cannot fill them.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 19, 2020

      So sorry to hear that didn’t work well. Please review the recipe again and read the part Why do Cream Puffs Deflate?

      Reply

  • Terry
    July 11, 2020

    Hey Natasha! I just looove trying out your recipes, and I enjoy how you deliver them in your videos.
    I have had cream puffs before, and to learn that I can make them for myself… uuuuuwi! I will definitely let you know how it goes.
    Cheers!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 11, 2020

      I hope you love this recipe Terry!

      Reply

  • Josie
    July 9, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I love this recipe I was wondering if I could half everything and make a smaller batch, would that still work?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 9, 2020

      Hi Josie, I haven’t tried halving it but it should work! I’m so glad you’re enjoying this recipe!

      Reply

  • Minnie
    July 7, 2020

    Hi Netasha!this recipe looks amazing!i want to know if i can make the puffs with almond milk instead?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 7, 2020

      Hello Minnie, I haven’t tested that with almond milk to advise. If you experiment please let us know how you like that.

      Reply

  • Cindy
    July 4, 2020

    Hi Natasha. Happy Fourth of July. Your cream puff recipe is So amazing and foolproof. Mine turned out perfect! They’re not overly sweet and definitely better than store-bought. Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 4, 2020

      That’s the best! Happy 4th of July Cindy!

      Reply

  • Sarah
    July 3, 2020

    Hi Natasha! Love all your recipes. question for you, I made these today (second time) and plan to store them without cream since I don’t need them till Sunday. Once they have cooled and I put them in a container do I keep them out or put in the refrigerator till Sunday. Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2020

      Hi Sarah, it works best if they are enjoyed the same day they are assembled. You can assemble in the morning and serve in the evening but be sure to keep them covered and refrigerated and make certain that the frosting is thick and fluffy (not overly soft, or it will ooze out). But yes, you can store the shells in an air tonight container.

      Reply

  • Sidra Faruqui
    July 2, 2020

    They turned out simply perfect !!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 2, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Sidra!

      Reply

  • AA
    July 2, 2020

    Hi,

    I made these last month and they were a hit but personally, I felt the pastry lacked flavored. Would adding some vanilla extract to the dough affect the consistency?

    Thanks!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 2, 2020

      Hi Afshan, I haven’t tested that but I imagine it may work for flavor. If you experiment please let me know how you like that.

      Reply

  • Samantha Brown
    July 1, 2020

    Can I use soy milk instead of whole milk for the cream puff dough? And will it change the consistency or flavor?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 1, 2020

      Hi Samantha, I haven’t tested that with soy to advise. If you experiment please let me know how you like that.

      Reply

    • Samantha Brown
      July 3, 2020

      Hi, the dough turned out fine. I used vanilla soy milk so it smelled a bit funky for a little bit, but when I baked them they looked the same and tasted delicious. Love the recipe! Thanks I’ll definitely make them again. Just gotta work on my piping skills haha

      Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        July 3, 2020

        You’re welcome, Samantha! I’m so happy you enjoyed that!

        Reply

  • Carolyn
    July 1, 2020

    So good ! I have also made mini cream puffs and filled them with chicken salad, or shrimp salad for appetizers instead of cream.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 1, 2020

      Yum! That sounds amazing!

      Reply

  • Janelle
    July 1, 2020

    Hi! I have no idea if my other comment was posted because I can’t see it, so I’ll ask again. For the cream puff recipe, instead of whole milk, could I use vanilla soy milk? My family only buys that kind. Also, if I use it, do you know if it’ll affect the consistency of the dough or its flavor?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 1, 2020

      Hi Janelle, I haven’t tested that with soy to advise. If you experiment please let me know how you like that.

      Reply

  • Becky
    June 29, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    What is the best setting for my oven when baking it?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2020

      Hi Becky, I recommend reading through the recipe tips. We have the temperature written out and in the video.

      Reply

  • Zoya
    June 28, 2020

    Just made these. Another great recipe. Thank you Natasha!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 28, 2020

      You’re so welcome! Thanks for your great review.

      Reply

  • Nikka Aubrey
    June 28, 2020

    Hi Natasha!

    Great that I found something new recipe. Am I going to use all purpose cream?

    Thnk you so much 🙂

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 28, 2020

      Hello Nikka, I used 2 cups heavy whipping cream chilled.

      Reply

  • Rebecca
    June 25, 2020

    I love the way you took a bite and then shoved the rest in your mouth. That’s what I would do. Can’t wait to make these!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 25, 2020

      Haha! It was too good! I need to make these again soon! Thank you for watching!

      Reply

  • Francia
    June 25, 2020

    Made cream puffs twice and they are amazing .. Done it was th slice fresh strawberry and cream..

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 25, 2020

      Yum! That sounds amazing! Thank you for that great feedback!

      Reply

  • Nichole
    June 22, 2020

    I made these for Father’s Day. They were a huge hit! The recipe is easy to follow and delicious. Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 22, 2020

      You are very welcome! Thanks for giving this recipe an awesome review.

      Reply

  • Betty
    June 11, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I made the cream puff by using your recipe and direction, it came out pretty good. Only thing is i feel the shell is a little too doughy. how can i make it more fluffy, crisper , thin layer of the shell, and less doughy?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      June 11, 2020

      Hi Betty, it sounds like it needed a little more time in the oven to get that hollowed shell center. If you pull them out too early, they can seem flat and less hollow inside.

      Reply

  • Bekah
    June 8, 2020

    Best recipe ever!
    I made this today and it tastes just as amazing as it looks!!!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Bekah!

      Reply

  • saja
    June 5, 2020

    hi love all your recipes i tried these cream puffs and they turned out so good thanks

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 5, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Sooria
    June 4, 2020

    Hi Natasha..
    Tried this recipe..turned out perfectly…
    My family love it.
    Thank you.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 4, 2020

      Wonderful! Thanks for your excellent review for this recipe.

      Reply

  • Roger
    May 29, 2020

    Tried a small batch, a quarter of your recipe. It took less than a quarter of the entire prep and cooking time for my 1 and 1/2 year old daughter to finish off 4 of these pretty little things. I, my wife, and my older daughter just got 1 each. Going to make more of these.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 29, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Brittany
    May 29, 2020

    I used this recipe to make cream puffs for the first time and they came out perfectly! The video and detailed instructions (down to the diameter and height of the piped choux) was excellent. I will use this recipe to make choux every time! Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 29, 2020

      That’s so great! Sounds like you found a family favorite!

      Reply

  • Kaves
    May 21, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    Can I use fresh milk instead of whole milk? or is full cream milk powder can be used as a substitute?

    Thanks

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 22, 2020

      Hi Kaves, I always make this with whole milk and I’ve never tested it with anything else so I would feel bad if I advised it and it didn’t work out. If you experiment, let me know how it goes.

      Reply

  • Nipa
    May 19, 2020

    Hiya,
    Can i ask the grams for cup size.
    Is it US size?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      May 19, 2020

      Hi Nipa, if you click the “metric” button in the recipe card, you will find it.

      Reply

  • Kylee.R
    May 10, 2020

    I just made these last night and they are amazing!!! everyone loved them.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 10, 2020

      Love it! Thanks for sharing your feedback with us.

      Reply

  • Jam
    May 9, 2020

    Can you make the pastry ahead of time? And store it the fridge? Not bake?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      May 9, 2020

      Hi Jam, please see the section above titled: “Can I Store the Cream Puffs Before Filling?”

      Reply

  • Ella P
    May 7, 2020

    OMG this was literally something I thought I couldn’t make but it turned out Amazing

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 7, 2020

      Yay so glad the end result was amazing, Ella. Thanks for giving this recipe a try!

      Reply

  • Samantha
    May 5, 2020

    I love this recipe! I have made it several times and they are perfect every time. Would you recommend doubling the recipe or make one batch at a time? I want to make cream puffs and eclairs.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 5, 2020

      Hi Samantha, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I would do it one at a time.

      Reply

  • Angie
    May 2, 2020

    Omg it worked the first time I tried it! I didn’t have whole milk so I used 2% with a splash of heavy cream.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 2, 2020

      That is awesome to hear, Angie. Thanks for giving this recipe a great feedback!

      Reply

  • Rajean
    May 2, 2020

    I made these for my husband for our anniversary. Cream puffs are one of his favorites. That turned out great and he liked them. Thank you for this recipe.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 2, 2020

      So great! I’m sure you made him so happy, thanks for leaving a wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Hailey S
    May 1, 2020

    I plan on making this recipe later today, but I have one question: what mixer attachment should I use to combine the eggs with the dough? I have a Kitchenaid stand mixer with all the standard attachments. Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natasha
      May 1, 2020

      Hi Hailey, I would use the whisk attachment since it will give you the closest results to the egg beaters on an electric hand mixer.

      Reply

  • doreen
    May 1, 2020

    Hi Natasha . I made the cream puffs and they came perfect Know I’m going to try more recipes from you . Please can the recipe also in grms when the recipe say oz . we don’t use this measure . Thanks Doreen

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 1, 2020

      Thanks for letting us know, Doreen. Most of our new recipes have grams conversion just click on “Jump to recipe” and Click “Metric” and it should be converted in grams. I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Gina
    April 29, 2020

    I made a mistake and piped each puff too big. I have 19. Would you suggest I bake them longer, sine they’re bigger? How much longer? Should I reduce the temp? TY

    Reply

    • Natasha
      April 29, 2020

      Hi Gina, you will probably need to bake longer as we did our eclairs (it is the same choux pastry dough).

      Reply

  • Leah
    April 29, 2020

    I love this recipe! The instructions are well laid out and descriptive. I have tried other recipes and fail miserably and I know it is because they leave out useful steps about cooking the flour! I will always come back to this recipe as it had NEVER let me down!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Leah!

      Reply

  • Kari D
    April 26, 2020

    I made these tonight and they turned out AMAZING. I was nervous about using a nonstick pot because I couldn’t see a film come off of the choux but it didn’t make a difference. These were fairly simple to make and soo good, I will definitely be making them again and hopefully I will have raspberries next time!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 27, 2020

      Yes it’s also yummy with raspberries! Thanks for giving this recipe a try and I hope you enjoy all the other recipes too.

      Reply

  • Aimee D.
    April 26, 2020

    I only have 1% milk. Is there a way that I could some how use this and get by when making the pastry? I have everything else except this 🙁

    Reply

    • Natasha
      April 26, 2020

      Hi Aimee, I always make this with whole milk and I’ve never tested it with 1% so I would feel bad if I advised it and it didn’t work out. If you experiment, let me know how it goes. One reader did report that their dough was too runny with 1% so if you try it, I would keep it on the stove an extra 30 seconds to let some of the extra steam escape.

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    • Kari D
      April 26, 2020

      I only had 2% milk, and I used majority 2% with a splash of heavy cream and it worked out great!

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  • Soumia
    April 25, 2020

    Good luck Natasha

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 25, 2020

      Thank you!

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  • Em
    April 25, 2020

    Just wanted to add that I didn’t have parchment paper OR a silicone mat, so I greased the one with Crisco and they still rose up beautifully and didn’t stick. Desperate times call for desperate measures! Thank you for this recipe, I needed a new challenge.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 2020

      So great to hear that it was a success, Em! So true you have to be creative nowadays to make the recipe work without all the ingredients that you need. Good job!

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  • Breanne Burgess
    April 24, 2020

    Nastashas,
    You mentioned if your puff is deflated, you put in the oven too soon. How long are you supposed to wait before putting it in?

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    • Natasha
      April 24, 2020

      Hi Breanne, if they deflated, it could be that you took them out of the oven too early.

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  • Noa
    April 21, 2020

    I can’t wait to try these!
    My grandma always made them from scratch, but my mom and I tried countless times, but we didn’t succeed.
    Really hope this works

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 21, 2020

      I hope you love this recipe Noa!

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  • Shabnam
    April 21, 2020

    Hi Natasha i made your cream puffs and they were delicious. I topped them with some chocolate ganache so they were like mini eclairs. For sone reason though the inside was not completely hollowed out. I had to clean the insides a bit they were a bit doughy. Any idea why that could be? The outside was a lovely golden brown

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    • Natasha
      April 21, 2020

      Hi, it could be that the may have needed an extra couple of minutes in the oven.

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  • Anastasiia
    April 16, 2020

    Hi Natasha! This recipe sound sooo delicious! Will try in few days! How do you think, can I filled it with your home made caramel?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 17, 2020

      I haven’t tried that yet to advise but I imagine that should work! Please share with us how you liked it if you do an experiment.

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  • Rahil
    April 15, 2020

    Hi dear
    I made cream puffs with your recipe ,they were very very great ,my problem is after I put them in the refrigerator the next day I found them wet (I kept them in a firm sealed box ).

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    • Natasha
      April 16, 2020

      Hi, if you stored them without cream, make sure they are at room temperature before refrigerating or the steam can get trapped – it’s best to keep moisture away from the cream puffs. If they are filled with cream, it’s best to enjoy them soon after piping in the cream. They will keep better in the refrigerator filled if you use a custard, but whipped cream is not as sturdy and can be pretty moist and can easilly deflate if not adequately beaten/whipped. Check out the custard recipe on our eclairs recipe.

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  • HEATHER GEORGE
    April 11, 2020

    I made these today they are delicious and turned out great.I have tried lots of recipes and they are all wonderful

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 11, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Karen
    April 10, 2020

    Can I use self raising flour instead?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 11, 2020

      Hi Karen, I haven’t personally tried that yet to advise, but if you an experiment please share with us how it goes.

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  • Jo
    April 9, 2020

    Hi! Thanks for the video. I don’t know if anyone had this issue, but I tried this recipe and it came out hardened and eggy on the inside. Not too mention the dough itself didn’t seem as pliable or ‘wet’ as the dough, it was tough to get through the piping bag. Any idea as to why?

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    • Natasha
      April 10, 2020

      Hi Jo, it sounds like maybe there was too much flour added. I would recommend watching our tutorial on measuring ingredients for baking and hopefully that helps. Also, maybe watch the cream puffs video tutorial and see where the dough started looking different from yours to identify the culprit.

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      • Lilia warren
        May 8, 2020

        The recipe looks so good. Do you think I can make it without a piping bag and just scoop the dough on the parchment paper?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          May 8, 2020

          Hi Lilia, I haven’t tested that but I imagine that may work. Also, a zip lock bag with a cut corner may work also. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

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          • Lilia Warren
            May 14, 2020

            Hi Natasha! My daughter who is ten made this by herself! The video was so helpful. She ended up spooning it onto the parchment paper and used your “wet finger tap” technique to smooth the top. They came out perfect and hollowed out as we hoped 🙂 Thank you for making your recipes so user friendly. We love watching all your videos together. God bless!

          • Natasha's Kitchen
            May 15, 2020

            That is so cute, I can just imagine her doing the finger tap! Love it, thanks for your excellent feedback!

  • Stella
    April 9, 2020

    Just made these for the first time, and they came out so so so delicious, highly recommend!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 9, 2020

      Super! So happy to hear that your first time making this recipe was a success. I hope that you love every recipe that you try.

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  • Kenneth Chauvin
    April 9, 2020

    Natasha, this might be an odd question, but would the choux pastry be a good choice to fill with ice cream (as a sandwich) instead of the cream? Debating between choux pastry or brioche to try. Or would there be a better pastry to use for ice cream?!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 9, 2020

      Hi Kenneth! That should work! One of our readers has reported great results using that.

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      • Kenneth Chauvin
        April 21, 2020

        Thanks Natashas!
        Will Try!

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    • Michael
      April 13, 2020

      Filling with ice cream transforms your decadent dessert from a “cream puff” into a “profiterole.” You were simply ahead of yourself, Kenneth. =)

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      • Kenneth Chauvin
        April 21, 2020

        Thanks for the insight Michael!
        Will try!

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    • Jaki
      May 6, 2020

      I love Saunders hot fudge ice cream puffs! I use this recipe to make the pastry then add vanilla ice cream inside the pastry and top with Saunders hot fudge and they turn out just like the ones I used to get at Saunders Ice Cream Parlor when I was a child! Ice cream is amazing in these pastry shells!

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        May 6, 2020

        Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing that with us.

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  • Mary
    April 8, 2020

    i have never baked anything other than boxed cake. I love watching Natasha’s videos on facebook! I decided now was the PERFECT time to make these! it was super easy/fun…and they turned out DELICIOUS. my family and I are absolutely loving them!! thank you!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 8, 2020

      And I love your comment and feedback, Mary. I am so happy that your first time making this recipe was a success!

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    • Ali
      April 9, 2020

      Hi Natasha! Silly question, but I’m all out of parchment paper. Is it okay to grease the pan instead?

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      • Natasha
        April 10, 2020

        Hi Ali, that is a good question. It’s best not to grease the pan since that may cause the dough to go flat. If you have a silicone baking mat that would work, otherwise a non-stick baking sheet might be your best bet.

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  • Miles
    April 8, 2020

    Im in love with this girl

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 8, 2020

      Aaw thank you Miles!

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  • Ying
    April 6, 2020

    Can I replace self rising flour with all purpose flour?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 7, 2020

      Hello Ying, I haven’t personally tried that yet to advise, but if you an experiment please share with us how it goes.

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    • jami
      April 8, 2020

      ying, it works quite well. they end up a little flatter but correct texture!

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  • Sarah
    April 5, 2020

    I also gave these a try due to the quarantine, came out almost perfect – my piping needs some work, but still were delicious! Filled them with some pastry cream! Yum!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2020

      Oh it sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing that with us and for giving this recipe a great review.

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    • Kake
      April 11, 2020

      Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes! Everything we wonderful, but some of my puffs puffed too much into mini mountains. What could I have done wrong? They all looked about the same height and width and I made sure to wet down the peaks. Thank you!!

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      • Natasha
        April 11, 2020

        Hi, it could be due to the size they are being piped or maybe they need to be piped a little wider at the base rather than taller.

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  • JENNIFER M. LYNCH
    April 4, 2020

    Wow these were amazing loved them! They were also pretty easy to make! I followed the recipe exactly!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Jennifer!

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  • Maddie Sharp
    April 1, 2020

    They turned out amazing! I would 10/10 recommend. I made them for my family because the covid-19 quarantine is driving me mad. I always thought cream puffs were something only the fanciest of chefs could make. Who knew they were so simple!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 1, 2020

      Sounds like you found a new favorite! Isn’t it amazing how easy this recipe is!

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    • Denise R.
      April 2, 2020

      Amen, it’s prompting me to cook way more waist busting delights than I need. LOL
      But, when I decide to cook some sweet stuff Natasha never fails to provide the perfect recipe.
      My puffs (which came out beautifully) are now sitting on a rack cooling leaving me with the quandary of whether to fill them with whipped or Bavarian cream.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        April 2, 2020

        Hi Denise, I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes! I hope you love these cream puffs!

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  • Lil
    March 30, 2020

    The batter did not make very many just 18 and the puffs after they were done cooking did not rise. but aside from that they were good! thanks Natasha

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 31, 2020

      Hi Lil, I haven’t had that experience but it sounds like ingredients may have been added in the wrong order? I have found that if ingredients are not added in the correct order, the dough won’t form properly. I hope that helps. They should not be flat. That is what I suspect happened. I suggest watching the video tutorial to see where things may have gone wrong.

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    • Rajeshwari
      July 8, 2020

      Hi Natasha,

      Love your recipe. Mine didn’t come out as good. The choux bater was little liquid. I found it difficult to pipe it also. What could be the reason? Same was with the pastry cream.an you please help me out here

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      • Natasha
        July 9, 2020

        Hi, make sure to mix on the stove to allow the extra steam to escape. Doing this should solve the issue. Also, check out our post on how we measure to determine if something could have been measured differently.

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  • Kathryn
    March 30, 2020

    I found the recipe so much easier than I thought they would be for years!. The first one I tried was using the low fat cream cheese and mandarin oranges . Mixing the cream cheese and powdered sugar with orange zest and about 1/4 cup orange juice. Following the recipe and filling then dust with powder sugar. Delishous!!!!)

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 30, 2020

      I love it! Thanks for your great comments, Kathryn.

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  • Farrah
    March 25, 2020

    Made these yesterday with the kids and they were a hit!! Your instructions are so easy to follow and the cream puffs were delicious!! My husband who avoids ALL desserts ate one and loved it too! Thank you so much for this lovely recipe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 25, 2020

      You’re welcome, Farrah! I’m so glad you and your family liked this recipe, especially your husband!

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  • Giselle
    March 23, 2020

    I made these today! I had always been intimidated by puff recipes and never attempted any of them. However, I must say that this recipe was easy to execute and the puffs turned out just wonderful. Thank you! I’ll be making them again tomorrow. I got 2 dozen and they’re ALL done. The children loved them!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 23, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Giselle! Thank you for sharing that with me.

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  • Betty Pence
    March 23, 2020

    You are so funny. Just love to watch your videos. Keep up the good work.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 23, 2020

      Thank you for that wonderful feedback, Betty! You’re so nice.

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