Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Cream Puffs Recipe

Jul 17, 2013

Cream Puffs Recipe

One of my favorite treats growing up were the cream puffs my Mom made. We didn't have them often, but when we did they didn't last long! A few weeks ago I made Berries with Mascarpone Cream, and the cream tasted so similar to the cream my Mom used to put in her cream puffs. That recipe takes awhile to make, so I decided to make the puffs and make the mascarpone cream for them instead. These turned out fantastic! We had dessert in less than 45 minutes and they are easy to make! 

The puff recipe came from a vintage Betty Crocker cookbook. I believe it may be in the newer ones too! Timeless recipe for sure! Can't wait to try more recipes from this amazing cookbook!

Cream Puffs (print recipe)

What you need:
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
4 eggs
Mascarpone Cream

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Bring water and butter to a rolling boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in the flour.  Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball. Usually 1 minute. Remove from heat. Beat in the eggs in one at a time until smooth. Drop spoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet about 3" apart. You should have 10-12 puffs. Bake for 30 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool slightly, then fill with the mascarpone cream. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

The original recipe for the puffs called for 45-50 minutes baking time, in a Betty Crocker cookbook from 1961. We only needed 30 minutes of baking time. Adjust cooking time if needed.

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  1. Every year our Girl Scouts had a Juliette Gordon Low Tea to celebrate our founder. One year I made 300 mini cream puffs filled with a vanilla cream and drizzled with a chocolate sauce. By the time I got to the cream puffs they had all been eaten. I haven't made them again. And that was many, many years ago. I'm inspired. Thanks for sharing.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

    1. You're welcome! My daughter had a tea party to celebrate this year at Girl Scouts! Cream Puffs would be the perfect addition! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I had a friend that could not fry and egg, but she made the best cream puffs. I never could understand how she did that. Makes me want to try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. I looooove cream puffs! Definitely need to make these. Thanks for the mascarpone substitute, I'll try it!

  5. They look delicious! I love the vintage cookbook :)
    I would love to invite you to my weekly linky party Share Your Stuff Tuesdays at:
    Hope to see you there!!
    Erin @ Table for 7

  6. I had to pin this recipe!! It looks so good and really easy. Thanks again for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays. :)

  7. G'day! This looks so yum, TRUE!
    I also LOVE vintage cookbooks; Viewing as part of Foodie Friends Friday
    Cheers! Joanne

  8. I remember my mom making cream puffs but I have never made them myself! It's one of those things I forgot about! Love old cookbooks - they have some of the best recipes!

  9. Mmmm, my mom use to make these back in the 50's. She filled them with either egg custard, or rich homemade vanilla pudding. Sooooo good! Definitely making these one day. Thank you for sharing and bringing back, not only a yummy memory, but an old fashioned delicious goodie!!!!

  10. Clever to make these with the mascarpone cream. I'm inspired to try these again. My mother used to make them and the kids and I made them one year for Christmas presents.

    1. I hope you try them again! I just love cream puffs! :)

  11. My husband keeps telling me about his mother's delicious cream puffs. I am going to make these to surprise him! Thanks

  12. OMG!!!!!!!!! I love cream puffs...I will be making these!!! :) Pinned to my Desserts Board!

    ~ Jenn @ We Do FUN Here

    1. Thanks for pinning, Jenn! I love cream puffs too! :)

  13. I'm a big fan! I've never made homemade cream puffs before, though! I could totally eat the picture, though--that's how good they look!!!! Thank you so much for sharing! (And aren't vintage cookbooks neat? I love seeing how things were even worded differently sometimes...)
    Bringing some love from the Daily Blog Boost! <3

    1. You will love these and they are alot easier than I thought! I just love vintage cookbooks! Thanks so much for stopping by!


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