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How To Make Crispy Cream Puffs – Choux au Craquelin

Choux au Craquelin are small cream puffs topped with a sweet crunchy topping, called craquelin, that is simply irresistible.

How To Make Crispy Cream Puffs

Source: Home Cooking Adventure


Make about 35 small cream puffs

1/4 cup (56g) butter, room temperature
1/3 cup (67g) light brown sugar
1/2 cup (62g) flour
1 tablespoon (8g) unsweetened cocoa powder

Choux cake
1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
3.5 oz (100ml) milk
3.5 oz (100ml) of water
2 teaspoons 10g) sugar
1/2 teaspoon (2g) salt
5 1/2 tablespoons (80g) unsalted butter
4 eggs

Chantilly ice cream
2 cups (480g) whipped cream, 35% fat, chilled
1/2 cup (60g) powdered sugar
1 teaspoon (5g) vanilla extract

1. Prepare the craquelin. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, beat the butter and sugar in a bowl. Add flour and mix until combined. Divide the mixture in half and add cocoa powder in half.

2. Place the dough between two sheets of cling film or parchment and roll the dough out until very thin, about 2-3 mm thick.

3. Refrigerate two pieces of dough for 1-2 hours or freeze for 30-45 minutes.

4. While preparing the choux pastry. Sieve flour. Boil milk, water, sugar, salt and butter in a saucepan.

5. Remove from heat and add all flour at once and combine vigorously mixing with wooden spoon until homogeneous.

6. Put the pan back on low heat and while stirring, cook for 1 or two minutes to draw moisture from the dough and until it pulls away from the walls of the pan. You should see some dough sticking to the bottom of the pan.

7. Transfer dough to a large bowl and let cool. Add the eggs one at a time, carefully mixing each egg into the dough using a wooden spoon or even a stand mixer. It will produce a smooth, uniform powder that will retain its shape.

8. Fit a pastry bag with a large ½ inch (1cm) round tip and dough tube into 1-inch (3 cm) circles on a parchment-lined baking tray.

9. Remove the craquelin dough from the freezer or refrigerator and cut into 1-inch (3-cm) plates, using a cookie cutter or the tip of a tube. .

10. Place the plates on top of the choux, pressing gently.

11. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and puffy.

12. Poke each skewers with a skewer to release the steam and cool on a wire rack.

13. Prepare Chantily Ice Cream. Use an electric mixer to whip the cream in a large bowl until stiff peaks form. Add sugar and vanilla extract and mix to combine.

14. Use a piping bag with a small smooth tip to guide the cream into the choux from its bottom.

15. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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