July 9, 2018

Cream Puffs #SummerDessertWeek

This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.
It's #SummerDessertWeek and to start off this week full of delicious treats, I am sharing a recipe for my favorite bakery sweet: Cream Puffs! These light and airy pastries are filled with a sweet cream made with today's sponsor product, Adam's Extract vanilla. Scroll down for the recipe and more #SummerDessertWeek recipes and a giveaway! 
 Welcome to the 2nd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This sweet week-long event is filled with fun dessert recipes from amazing bloggers and some great giveaways from our generous sponsors! We can't wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with y'all and celebrate summertime sweets all week long!

There are 23 wonderful bloggers participating in this year’s event! With over 60 recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week too! Scroll down to take a look!


Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!


Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away - One bottle of Adams Best Vanilla Flavor, Adams Best Prize Winning Pound Cake Mix, Adams Extract Twice as Stong Vanilla and Adams Extract Lemon Extract


Prize #3– Red Star Yeast is giving away an Insulated Tote Bag, “I Knead to be Loaved” Apron, “The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” Cookbook, Printed recipe ebook, Yeast (three 3-strips of Platinum), French Rolling Pin, Measuring Spoons, Bench Scraper/ Dough Cutter, Dough Whisk, Oven Mitt and Kitchen Towel


Prize #4 — Susquehanna Glass Co. is giving away one set (4 glasses) of Mermaids Stemless Wine Glasses. (like the Mermaid glasses you'll see in some of our recipes this week!)


  Prize #5 — Lodge Cast Iron is giving away one (1) 12-inch Cast Iron Skillet.
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. No PO Boxes Please. giveaway runs from July 9th until July 15th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners.
  Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie CrystalsAdam’s ExtractRed Star YeastSusquehanna Glass Co. and Lodge Cast Iron! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

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Makes 15 small or 6-7 large cream puffs

For cream puffs:
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. Adam's Extract vanilla
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • Powdered sugar – for dusting
For pastry cream:
  • 4 large egg yolks 
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  •  1/4 cup cornstarch
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk 
  • 2 tsp Adam's Extract vanilla 
  •  4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces


For cream puffs:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. 
  3. Stir in vanilla, flour, and salt until the mixture forms a ball. 
  4. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. You can use a wooden spoon or a hand mixer but mix until the dough is well combined and sticky. 
  6. Transfer pastry dough to a piping bag and squeeze small golf ball size circles onto a lined baking sheet.
  7. You can also make larger cream puffs for an impressive plated dessert {like my photo above}!
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden.
  9. Using a toothpick, poke a small hole in the side of each puff to release all steam. 
  10. Remove to a rack to cool completely.
  11. Once cool split and fill them with the pastry cream {or whipped cream}.
  12. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.
For pastry cream:
  1. In a saucepan, whisk together egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, and salt. 
  2. Heat over medium-high heat then add milk.
  3. Continue to whisk until thickened about 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla.
  5. Finally add butter, a few pieces at a time, until melted and smooth. 
  6. Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the cream.
  7. Refrigerate until completely cool.

Cream Puffs recipe from www.paulasplate.net . 
Pastry Cream adapted from Real Simple magazine.

Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

Ice Cream Recipes:
  Pies of Summer:
  Sweet Summertime Cakes:
  No-Bake Treats:
  Baked Desserts:
  Sweet Sips:
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  1. I love cream puffs. Pate a choux is so versatile, and pastry cream is a classic!

  2. Got to love a good cream puff.

  3. My favorite summer dessert is berries. I am not a sweets person at all. I do however adore berries. There are so many different kinds available in the summer that I never get bored.

  4. I have SUCH a sweet tooth - these sound delish!

  5. I personally am not a sweet tooth but LOVE cream puffs. :) These are great recipes and giveaways happening. Great collab.

  6. I could gobble the entire batch all by myself. Just don't tell my 12 year old!

  7. I love all the pictures, especially the one where you are admiring it. Totally worthy cause they look awesome!

  8. We both had cream puffs on the brain for #SummerDessertWeek Yours look delicious!

  9. I love the size! I neeeeed one of these soon! Who doesn't love a cream puff?


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