Homemade Cream Puffs With Mocha Filling
Get ready to sink your teeth into a super delicious treat. These Homemade Cream Puffs With Mocha Filling are better than anything you can find at the store, and they are not too difficult to make. A filled puff pastry recipe is usually filled with whipped cream, but this one is filled with a lovely mocha chocolate filling. You can also make a custard puff pastry recipe too and just swap out the chocolate filling for the custard, or some whipped cream if you want to experiment. Puff pastries are great because they are so easy to eat, just pop them in your mouth with no need for utensils. Great for parties, or just to keep in the freezer for a nice little treat once in a while. But the best way to eat these yummy cream puff treats is when they are fresh. Try out this great recipe and print it off to add to your own collection of dessert recipes.***
This is a printable recipe.
Mocha Cream Filling - Make first so it has time to cool.
2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 Tablespoons cocoa
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 cups milk
2 to 3 teaspoons powdered instant coffee
1 egg yolk, slightly beaten
1 Tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
confectioners' sugar for dusting
Measure the sugar, cocoa and cornstarch in medium size saucepan.
Gradually add the milk and instant coffee, stirring to combine.
Turn heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils.
Stir the mixture for one minute while it cooks, then remove from heat.
Break the egg into a small bowl and beat slightly. Gradually add a very small amount of the hot mixture from the saucepan into the egg to temper the egg, then return the egg mixture back to the saucepan.
Heat just to boiling, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
Pour into bowl; press plastic wrap onto surface.
Refrigerate until cold.
Preheat oven to 400F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Heat the water and butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
Bring to a rolling boil.
Whisk in the flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Turn heat to low and cook for one minute or until the mixture leaves the sides of the saucepan and forms a ball.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and add one egg at a time, beating in with a spoon after each addition until smooth.
Drop batter by scant 1/4 cupfuls about 3 inches apart onto prepared baking sheet.
Place into the preheated oven and bake 35-40 minutes until golden brown.
Remove the pan from the oven and place onto a cooling rack.
Use a sharp knife to horizontally slice the tops off and set aside.
Remove any soft dough from inside of puffs.
Remove the puffs from the baking sheet to the wire rack and cool completely.
Spoon cooled mocha filling onto the cream puff bottoms.
Replace the tops and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
These puffs are the very best when eaten fresh.
Refrigerate any not eaten in a container with a lid.
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Nutrition Facts for: Homemade Cream Puffs With Mocha Filling From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Granulated sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, milk, instant coffee, egg, butter, pure vanilla extract, confectioners' sugar.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet
* The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings
* Per Serving:Calories 289, Calories from Fat 122, Total Fat 13.5g 21%, Saturated Fat 7.8g 39%, Cholesterol 120mg 40%, Sodium 121mg 5%, Potassium 141mg 4%, Carbohydrates 38.6g 13%, Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%, Sugars 25.2g, Protein 6.0g, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 9%,Iron 7%
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