Recipe: Cream Puffs

June 5, 2022 | Recipes

Cream Puffs

½ cup butter
1 cup boiling water
1 cup flour
¼ teaspoon salt
4 eggs


⅔ cup flour
1 ⅓ cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
4 cups milk (scalded)
6 slightly beaten egg yolks
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

For Cream Puffs: Melt butter in water. Add flour and salt all at once and stir vigorously. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture forms a ball that doesn’t separate. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Drop from tablespoon 2-inches apart onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes, then at 325° for 25 minutes. Remove with spatula and cool on rack. When thoroughly cool, cut side of each puff and fill with filling. Yield: 1 dozen large cream puffs.

For Filling: Mix flour, sugar, and salt; gradually add milk. Cook in double boiler until thick, stirring constantly. Add a small amount of hot mixture to egg yolks and stir into remaining hot mixture. Cook for 2 minutes, then cool. Add butter and vanilla. Fill in cream puffs.

Lisette Metz
Lucille Kraus

This recipe comes from the Guten Appetit cookbook and is used with permission from Jon Childers, head of the Amana Society Heritage Museum.

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