Deliciously Creamy Crispy Cream Puffs

Fancy and delicious Choux au Craquelin fantasy!

These Deliciously Creamy Crispy Cream Puffs is soft as a cloud and crunchy as a cookie. This is the difference that fits together perfectly. They are crunchy on the outside, and creamy on the inside. This is a perfect recipe for every type of person and every occasion.

These cream puffs require making a compound for baking, and a mousse for filling the inside. Decoration is a matter of your imagination. You can add different color and flavor sprinkles on the top for your puffs to be extra appealing to the eye.

Your family especially your kids will surely fall in love with this delicious crispy cream puffs recipe!

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Deliciously Creamy Crispy Cream Puffs Recipe

Course Dessert



  • 1/4 cup (56g) butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup (67g) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (62g) flour
  • 1 tbsp (8g) unsweetened cocoa powder

Choux Pastry

  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
  • 3.5 oz (100ml) milk
  • 3.5 oz (100ml) water
  • 2 tsp (10g) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) salt
  • 5 1/2 tbsp (80g) unsalted butter
  • 4 eggs

Chantilly Cream

  • 2 cups (480g) whipping cream, 35% fat, chilled
  • 1/2 cup (60g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract


  1. Prepare the craquelin. In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, using a spatula or wooden spoon. Add flour and mix until combined. Divide the mixture in two and add cocoa powder in one half of it.

  2. Put the dough between two sheets of plastic wrap or parchment paper and roll the dough until very thin, about 2-3 mm thick.
  3. Refrigerate the two pieces of dough for 1 -2 hours or freeze for 30-45 mins.

  4. Meanwhile prepare the choux pastry. Sift the flour. In a saucepan bring the milk, water, sugar, salt and butter to a boil.

  5. Remove from heat and add flour all at once and incorporate mixing energetically with a wooden spoon until homogeneous.

  6. Return the saucepan over low heat and while stirring cook for 1 minute or two to pull out the moisture from the batter and until it pulls away from the sides of the pan. You will see some of the dough sticks to the bottom of the pan.

  7. Transfer batter to a large bowl and allow to cool. Add the eggs one at a time, carefully incorporating each into the batter using the wooden spoon or even a stand mixer. It will result in a smooth, homogenous batter which still holds its shape.

  8. Fit a pastry bag with a large ½ inch (1cm) round tip and pipe the dough into 1 inch (3 cm) circles on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

  9. Remove the craquelin dough from the freezer or fridge and cut 1 inch (3cm) discs, using a cookie cutter or a piping tip. .

  10. Place the discs on top of the choux, pressing slightly.

  11. Bake for 25-30 minutes until browned and puffed.

  12. Prick each with a skewer to release steam and allow to cool on a wire rack.

  13. Prepare Cream Chantily. In a large bowl whip the cream with an electric mixer until it forms stiff peaks. Add sugar and vanilla extract and mix to combine.

  14. Use a piping bag with a small plain tip to pipe the cream into the choux from the bottom of it.

  15. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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