When King Arther Flour posted about cream puffs and éclairs a couple of weeks ago, I couldn't believe how easy the recipe seemed. And I just knew I had to try it.
So one night when dinner wasn't that exciting, I decided to make a fun dessert. And just as promised, the recipe for the choux paste was incredibly easy. I heated the water, butter, and salt in a saucepan, then added the flour, and let it all cool. Then I mixed in the eggs. That's it. Just as easy as promised.
I decided to experiment with a couple of different sizes, making both 1/4 cup large puffs and cookie-scoop mini puffs. The large puffs baked exactly as stated in the recipe; for the minis, I baked them for about 10 minutes at 425º and then another 15 minutes at 350º. For the large puffs, I filled them with whipped cream and covered them with chocolate sauce. For the minis, I made a small batch of pastry cream and used a piping bag to fill them.
This recipe was so easy, and it created such a decadent and delicious dessert!