When you are running out of time, that's when things decided to go haywire! I hate it when that happens. But it happened to me last Sunday. Hubby made an adhoc plan to visit our friend at Sg Ramal. I told him, give me about an hour or so, to prepare something to bring along. In this short period, I have to think what to bake and bake it straight away. After some fast thinking, I decided to bake some cream puffs instead of muffins or cupcakes though that's the easiest to prepare in such short notice. But since I've always brought those stuff when visiting them, so I thought, something new would be nice.
Preparing the choux pastry is not a problem as I've done it before. By the time the chouxs are out of the oven, hubby was ready and looking restless. Oh oh... I don't really like it when someone's waiting for me! I didn't wait for the choux to cool. Just made a slit in the middle and piped some fresh cream. Piped 2 pieces and placed them on a plate, dusted with some icing sugar and started clicking here and there for my record....sempat lagi tu.... Logically, the puff is still warm, the fresh cream is cold, when warm meets cold, surely the cold one will melt right? So yes, that was exactly what had happened. Gosh... hate it! But luckily the mind can still work! Actually, forced to work! Hahaha... I just packed the ingredients to make some orange custard filling for the puffs and we were on our way. It was at my friend's house that I made the filling. Alhamdulillah, well enjoyed.
So to Sonia, thank you so much for sharing with us, this lovely recipe. Allow me to re-post here for my future reference ya. Thank you.... mmmm by the way Sonia, the name of your blog, makes me wish for Nasi Lemak now! Hahaha....
Posted by MamaFaMi
Adapted from : Sonia's Durian Cream Puff
a pinch of salt
150g flour (all purpose)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
2-3 eggs (I followed the original recipe which use 4eggs, but the batter became too watery, no choice I added more flour, so you need to adjust the eggs accordingly) - I used 3 eggs
For the filling, I just used the ready-to-use whip cream in the can.
1. Mix flour, baking powder,salt and sugar, set aside.
2. Heat butter in a pot (medium heat), once butter melted, add in water, mix well.
3. Add in flour mixture (no.1), vanilla, qucikly mix well ( about few seconds), turn off the heat.
4. Continue stirring flour until the dough mix well ( once you see shinning surface).
5. Transfer the dough to a mixer, set aside to let it cool down.
6. Once it cool down (dont need completely cool) , mix in the egg, and beat (using your mixer) the dough and eggs till mix well, less than 5mins.(the dough texture must not too soft or too hard, something like biscuit dough which you can easily shape it)
7. Place the dough in a pastry bag fitted with a tip. Pipe quarter-sized puffs about 1 inch apart on a baking pan.
8. Bake at pre-heat oven at 180C (original recipe 200c, too hot) for 25mins or until golden brown.
9. Cut the puff and pipe the filling (store in fridge when not use), and enjoy it.
Have a nice day!