Cream Filled Choux Pastry is made with a golden brown crispy choux pastry shell and filled with freshly whipped cream.
Crispy Pastry Top – ▢22 g all-purpose flour – ▢22 g unsalted butter (softened) – ▢15 g powdered sugar Choux Pastry Dough – ▢85 g milk – ▢5 g caster sugar – ▢35 g unsalted butter – ▢50 g all-purpose flour – ▢2 beaten eggs (each about 55 g without a shell) Whipped Cream Filling – ▢195 g heavy Whipping Cream – ▢20 g powdered sugar
Prepare the crisp pastry top by adding softened butter and powdered sugar to a bowl. Whisk the mixture until smooth, then sift all-purpose flour into the bowl. Fold the ingredients together until well incorporated and a dough forms. Wrap the dough with plastic film and chill it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, add milk, caster sugar, and butter to a saucepan. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly until the butter has melted. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium-low and add flour all at once. Keep stirring the mixture until the flour is well incorporated and smooth.
Turn off the heat, and transfer the mixture to a clean mixing bowl. Let the mixture cool for 3 to 5 minutes, then slowly whisk in the beaten egg little by little. Once the mixture becomes thick, shiny, and smooth, stop whisking and transfer it to a piping bag using a spatula.
Bake the pastries for 10 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 160°C (320°F) and continue baking for 20 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Once the pastries are baked, remove them from the oven and transfer them to a cooling rack.
Prepare the cream filling by beating the whipping cream and sugar in a large bowl until the mixture is fluffy and creamy. Use a whisk or stand mixer attached to a wire whip. Fill the whipped cream into a piping bag.
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