Cream Puffs – Ptysie z Bita Smietana – Recipe #175


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs 
  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs of icing sugar
  • whipping cream fix
  • Icing sugar for dusting

The recipe will make around 26 cream puffs


  1. Bring the water, butter and salt to a boil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. 
  2. Stir in the flour all at once and continue stirring until the flour is completely incorporated.
  3. Keep stirring over medium-high heat for couple of minutes.
  4. When the batter is smooth and glossy, it is ready. 
  5. Transfer the dough to the bowl of a stand mixer. Use the paddle attachment to stir the dough for around 2 minutes to help it cool. 
  6. Turn the mixer to medium speed and add the eggs, one at the time. 
  7. Mix until the dough becomes smooth and glossy again.
  8. Transfer the dough to a large pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch star tip. 
  9. Line a baking sheet with a parchment and pipe round shapes leaving space for them to puff up.
  10. Bake in preheated oven to 200 C/400 F for 25 minutes. Turn off the oven and open the door a bit to let them dry out a little more. 
  11. Whip your whipping cream with sugar, fix and vanilla extract until stiff peaks.
  12. Cut the puffs in half and fill the bottom part with whipped cream, cover with the top part and dust with icing sugar.
  13. Serve and enjoy!

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