Mom’s Famous Cream

Here’s a recipe for Mom’s Famous Cream Puffs, a delightful and classic dessert:


For the Cream Puffs:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs

For the Cream Filling:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Make the Choux Pastry:

  • In a medium saucepan, combine water and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the flour all at once and stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat.

3. Add Eggs:

  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. The mixture should be smooth and glossy.

4. Pipe onto Baking Sheets:

  • Spoon or pipe the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving space between each puff. You can use a piping bag or two spoons.

5. Bake:

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 375°F (190°C) and continue baking for an additional 20-25 minutes or until the puffs are golden brown and crisp.

6. Cool:

  • Remove the cream puffs from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack.

7. Prepare the Cream Filling:

  • In a chilled bowl, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract, continuing to whip until stiff peaks form.

8. Fill the Cream Puffs:

  • Once the cream puffs are completely cooled, cut the tops off and fill the bottoms with the whipped cream. Replace the tops.

9. Optional: Dust with Powdered Sugar:

  • Dust the filled cream puffs with powdered sugar for a decorative touch.

10. Serve:

  • Serve and enjoy these delicious cream puffs! They are best enjoyed fresh.

This recipe yields light and airy cream puffs filled with a luscious whipped cream. Mom’s Famous Cream Puffs are a delightful treat for any occasion.

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