Mocha Cream Puffs
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.
Makes4 cream puffs
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
- 3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- Dash salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee granules
- Confectioners' sugar
- In a small saucepan, bring the water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add egg; beat until mixture is smooth and shiny.
- Drop batter into four mounds 3 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove puffs to a wire rack. Immediately split puffs open; remove tops and set aside. Discard soft dough from inside. Cool puffs.
- For the filling, in a small saucepan, combine 3 tablespoons cream, chocolate chips, sugar and salt. Cook over low heat until the chips are melted; stir until blended. Remove from the heat; gradually stir in the vanilla, coffee and remaining cream.
- Transfer to a small bowl. Refrigerate until chilled. Beat filling until stiff. Fill cream puffs just before serving; replace tops. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 281 calories, 24g fat (14g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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Apr 15, 2012
My go to cream puff recipe. I like that it doesn't have a custard center.
Mar 8, 2011
These taste like they should be SO hard to make, but they're quite easy. Delicious!
Jan 4, 2010
I made these for a family gathering at New Years and they were loved by young and old alike.