Homemade cream puffs or eclairs are the BEST!
And they are pretty simple to make...
Perfect dessert for parties, entertaining or pot lucks!

Step 1: Supplies!

(Makes about 30-35)
You'll need:
1 cup of Flour
1/2 cup Butter
1 Cup Water
1/8 tsp salt
4 eggs

I also recommend a piping/icing bag with large tip...
although it is not necessary.
<p>I made these and they were amazing! new fav recipe!</p>
I made cream puffs a few years ago and wanted to make them again and followed your instructions. For some reason they didn't puff up - were more flat and the taste of egg was pretty strong. Not sure what happened...have you ever had that happen when they don't puff up? I tried asking my mom about it - she mentioned using egg whites....I'm not sure.
<p>Mine did this too, but only because I added all ingredients into bowl at once, and needed to seperate ingredients again, and they didnt do so well, and didnt rise, and were very dense blobs.</p>
Hi Holly,<br>hmm, sorry they didn't work out.<br>I'm not sure what the contributing factors are. I've made them in very arid environments and now here in the south where it's humid and haven't had trouble either place. <br>If the dough didn't sit out long enough before adding the eggs, there's a chance the eggs cooked a bit in the dough and not puffed in the oven. So, maybe try letting the dough sit longer than 2 minutes before adding the eggs. <br>Hope your next try works out perfectly!<br>Happy New Year,<br>Nat :)
Thanks Nat! :) Maybe my eggs were too large and the batter was more liquidy....not sure. I definitely let them sit before adding the eggs though...so I don't think it was that. I'll have to try it again sometime and see how it goes! Thank you - they look delicious!
Mmmm just had them for dessert, so good!
I tried a variation of these and found that due to my oven having hotspots some rose well and others flopped. A valuable lesson learned though. Thanks for this.
wat temp do u bake it
Start at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, <br>Then turn down the oven to 350 degrees for the next 20 minutes.
oh come on, they're called Profiteroles even in the english language. Totally lush though. I made some for christmas day desert, yum. I think yours came out a little better though, I must get a piping bag though too.
:-* Love
Yum! I love cream puffs!!!!
looks so good

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