Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Australian Junior Master Chef prompted me to make this cream puff. I really can't help myself the moment I saw these young Chef Jack and Isabell made these profiteroles in their finale challenge. OMG how I adore these two kids. They really work like a pro.....and at the same time I challenge myself to produce one. I made these before, adapting Anna Olson recipe. This time around I tried recipe. Not as good as Jack and Isabell profiteroles but I'm happy I made it.

Recipe heavily adapted from

Choux Pastry:
1/2 cup (70 grams) all purposeflour

1/2 teaspoon  granulated whitesugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) (57 grams) unsaltedbutter
1/2 cup (120 ml) water
2 largeeggs, lightly beaten

Egg Wash Glaze:
1 large egg

1/8 teaspoon salt

Choux Pastry:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a bowl sift together the flour, sugar and salt. Set aside. 
  3. Place the butter and water in a heavy saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and, with a wooden spoon or spatula, quickly add the flour mixture. Return to heat and stir constantly until the dough comes away from the sides of the pan and forms a thick smooth ball (about a minute or two). Transfer the dough to your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, and beat on low speed a minute or two to release the steam from the dough. Once the dough is lukewarm start adding the lightly beaten eggs and continue to mix until you have a smooth thick paste. Spoon or pipe 12 mounds of dough onto the baking sheet, spacing them a couple of inches apart.  Beat together the egg and salt for the glaze. With a pastry brush, gently brush the glaze on the tops of the dough. 
  4. Bake for 15 minutes and then reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Bake for a further 30 to40 minutes or until the shells are a nice amber color and when split, are dry inside. Turn the oven off and, with the oven door slightly ajar, let the shells dry out for a further 10 - 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
To Assemble: 
  1.  Split the pastry shells in half and fill (or pipe) with whipped cream. Place the top half of the pastry shell on the whipped cream and dust with powdered (confectioners or icing) sugar.
  2. Makes 12 cream puffs.

The Cream Custard

1 1/4 cups (300 ml) milk (whole or 2%)
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 large egg yolks
1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated whitesugar
2 tablespoons (20 grams) all-purposeflour
2 tablespoons (20 grams) cornstarch(corn flour)

Pastry Cream:

In a medium-sized heatproof bowl, mix the sugar and egg yolks together. (Don't let the mixture sit too long or you will get pieces of egg forming.) Siftthe flour and cornstarch (corn flour) together and then add to the egg mixture, mixing until you get a smooth paste.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan bring the milk and vanilla just to boiling (just until milk starts to foam up.) Remove from heat and add slowly to egg mixture, whisking constantly to prevent curdling. (If you get a few pieces of egg (curdling) in the mixture, pour through a strainer.)  

Then pour the egg mixture into a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat until boiling, whisking constantly. When it boils, whisk mixture constantly for another 30 - 60 seconds until it becomes thick. 

Pour into a clean bowl and immediately cover the surface with plastic wrap to prevent a crust from forming. Cool to room temperature. If not using right away refrigerate until needed, up to 3 days. Beat or whisk before using to get rid of any lumps that may have formed.


Melihat Jack dan Isabell menyediakan cream puff ini dalam pusing akhir Australia Junior Master Chef membuat saya tertarik untuk mencuba. Walaupun pernah membuat N3 yang beberapa minggu sudah, saya masih merasakan cream puff ini enak dijadikan sajian minuman petang. Kali ini saya menggunakan resipi dari intinya kali ini saya buat inti kastard. Hem.....kali ini tektur cream puff saya lebih baik dari sebelumnya...gitulah hakikatnya...lebih kerap membuatnya maka lebih mahir jadinya

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cik cek said...

Kak....lama betul rasanya tak makan cream puff cam ni...buat memang tak penah pun...sedapnya kak..jom tuka ngan serimuka tsunami....he he :D

Nazrah said...

memang dah lama saya tak buat cream puff...walaupun abg kita banyak kali merengek suruh buat...hehehhe... hembuskan la semangat kerajinan tu kat kita...

Paty's Kitchen - Cook with passion. said...

Salam Cik Cek, akak dah kidnapped dah serimuka tsunami tu, sedap tenguk, letak lolian lagi...tak jemput akak dah sapu dulu melalui pintu belakang umah cik cek.

Paty's Kitchen - Cook with passion. said...

Salam Naz...dalam cooking world ni ada beberapa resipi yang wajib dipelajari, cream puff ini adalah salah satu daripadanya..sebab yang menggunakan teknik choux...akak bukan apa geram tenguk budak2 dalam Jr Master Chef Australia buat jadi akak try la.

aisyah cha asyik girlleo said...

pgn bgt buat kyk gituann tapi gg tau jarang mau masak sbk dengan sekolah

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