In this instructable, I will show you how to make cream puffs! They are delicious, and I love making them. I haven't perfected it yet, but i have learned some tips to make it easier. :)

Step 1: What You Need!

Most cream puffs have 3 basic parts: the puff, the pastry cream, and the whipped cream. We will be making all three.

For the puff itself you will need:
1 cup water
1/2 stick butter
1 cup flour (all-purpose)
4 large eggs

I am using this recipe for the shell.

For the pastry cream you will need:
1 1/2 cups whole milk or half and half (I'm using milk)
4 large egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
 I'm using a second recipe for the pastry cream.

For the whipped cream you will need:
Heavy whipping cream 

For toppings/ overall prettiness(optional):
Powdered sugar

Equipment you will need:
Sauce pan or other heavy bottomed pot (for both the pastry cream and the puff dough)
Cookie sheet
Parchment paper (or butter/ non-stick cooking spray)
Stand mixer (or bowl and whisk) for making the whipped cream
Piping bag (optional)
STRAINER!(I didn't strain my pastry cream and it was lumpy!! That's not delicious.)

so basically you have made profiteroles.
It's exactly the same thing. It's called a cream puff in the US. :)
Ooooo mercy...these look amazing!
<p>Cream puffs are the best thing ever invented!</p>
<p>Agreed, seems like something goes wrong every time I make them though! (at least they're always still delicious!)</p>

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