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How To Make Easy Cream Puffs – Natasha’s Kitchen

September 12, 2019

– Hi, everyone. It’s Natasha of and today, we are making cream puffs. This is a classic French dessert filled with sweet cream and
dusted with powdered sugar. Homemade are the best and these
are easier than you think. Pre-heat your oven to
425 degrees Fahrenheit and we’re gonna get started on the dough. In a medium saucepan,
combine half a cup of water, half a cup of milk, eight
tablespoons of unsalted butter, a teaspoon of sugar and a
quarter teaspoon of salt. Bring that to a boil over medium heat. As soon as that comes to a
boil, take it off the heat and stir in one cup of flour all at once with a wooden spoon. Once the flour is incorporated, place that back over medium heat, stirring constantly for about two minutes to release the extra moisture
and partially cook the flour. The dough will come together and you’ll see a thin film
form on the bottom of the pan. Transfer the dough right
away to a large mixing bowl and beat using electric
mixer on medium speed for about a minute to
cool the mixture slightly. Now you’ll need four
room temperature eggs. Add them one at a time, allowing them to fully
incorporate between each addition. (happy music) Once all of the eggs are in, beat another minute
until the dough is smooth and forms a thick ribbon
when it’s pulled up. (upbeat music) Transfer the dough to a piping bag fitted with a half-inch round tip. I have a baking sheet
lined with a Silpat liner. You can also use parchment paper. Pipe 28 puffs, each 1
1/2 inches in diameter and 1/2-inch tall. Keep them about one inch apart
to give them room to rise. To prevent peaks from forming, release the pressure from
the bag before lifting it up, then quickly swirl the tip
around the side to end. And if you do get some peaks, no worries, just wet your fingertips
and pat them down. Now bake at 425 degrees
Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Without opening the oven, reduce the temperature
to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and bake in additional
20 to 22 minutes longer or until golden brown on top. Transfer those to a wire rack
and let them cool completely before filling them with cream. Once they’re at room temperature,
make your whipped cream. In a large mixing bowl, combine two cups of cold,
heavy whipping cream, four tablespoons of sugar, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat those together over medium high speed for about two minutes or
until fluffy with stiff peaks. Transfer the cream to a piping bag fitted with an open star tip,
and you’re ready to assemble. All right, we have our cream puffs and we have our cream ready, and there’s three ways to fill these, and I’m gonna show you
how to do all of them. The first way is, so
you’ve got your sharp tip on the end of your piping bag, you simply push it into
the side of a cream puff, and they are hollow inside
so it should go in easily. Okay, once you’ve got it in there, just pipe the cream inside
until you feel some push back. Ooh, there it is. Ooh, there it is. (laughs) And you should feel some
weight to the cream puff, okay? Compared to a hollow one. So easy. And everybody knows what’s in there and everybody wants to eat these. (laughs) Okay, way number two. So, you need a sharp serrated knife and you just cut the top
off of each one, carefully, watch those fingers. Okay. And you see how it’s
nice and hollow inside? Perfect for that frosting. So we’re gonna pipe it full and then just put the hat right back on. So pretty. (laughs) Okay, and then the third
and my favorite way is, again, we cut the top off of one, hollow inside, pipe it full of cream going
in a circle around the edge and I like to leave a
little hollow in the center. So then, you can just stick
a fresh raspberry inside and put the little hat back on. There. (laughs) Now, when somebody bites into
this delicious cream puff, they get a raspberry surprise. Nice. (laughs) All right, and then last but not least, we’re gonna dust these
with powdered sugar. And before we sugar them up, at this point, you can
refrigerate them overnight. Cover and refrigerate. They keep really well and taste
just as good the next day, so you can make them
ahead, which is awesome. And remember that the
actual pastry and the cream doesn’t have a ton of sugar, so feel free to go crazy with
the powdered sugar. (laughs) No judging. All right. And dust this on just before you serve ’cause powdered sugar does not stay nice in the refrigerator. Given a choice, I’ll be honest, I’m gonna go for the one with
the raspberry inside (laughs) ’cause I love fruit in desserts. Okay, so, let’s do this taste test ’cause I cannot wait any longer. I love that this is looking
back at me. (laughs) Okay, here we go. Hmm, come to me. (laughs) Mmm. Mmm. Mmm. (chuckles) Mmm. These are, every bit is good
as a bakery cream puffs. Seriously so delicious and a lot better than
Costco’s frozen cream puffs, I’m telling you (laughs) and these are so easy to make. I love that lightly sweetened
vanilla whipped cream inside and then that buttery shell
that softens a little bit as they keep in the
refrigerator overnight. I’m telling you, you can make
these ahead, and you should today. (laughs) Oh, yum, yum, yum. If you guys enjoyed this recipe, this easy dessert recipe,
homemade cream puffs, give me a great, big thumbs up below. Make sure to subscribe to our channel. And we’ll see you next time. Before you scamper off, for more home baked bakery quality treats that will impress everybody, make sure you check out our
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every single time we post a new recipe. And I’m gonna go ahead
and finish stuffing these with whipped cream and all
the raspberries. (laughs) Well, see you next time.


  • Reply Natashas Kitchen April 26, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Did you realize cream puffs were this EASY? ?

  • Reply suha ali May 19, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Hi Natasha, I tried this recipe and yes it was easy until I started adding eggs, the batter became creamy not thick like in the beginning.I dont think I had measured the butter righ since its in grams and a square block so I did the 8 tbl method but feel I had added a little more .. Can you please tell me what I can do better next time. Thank you..

  • Reply Paul Bickley May 19, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    She's everywhere, I am now a subscriber… If I can only get her to make Turkish Delight Desert…

  • Reply Music Mom May 20, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Can I cut the salt in half and used salted butter? unsalted has added flavorings so I try to avoid that. ;0) I plan on making these this week.

  • Reply Ashirbad behera Behera May 22, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    give me cream puffs

  • Reply Ashirbad behera Behera May 23, 2019 at 8:16 am

    hii natasha

  • Reply angel beautiful May 24, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    it failed it didnt rise ?

  • Reply RAFIDAH ABDUL AZIZ May 25, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    1 cup = _______g?

  • Reply rachelle lewis May 27, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Your laugh is so contagious ?

  • Reply SH A May 27, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I just made the batter, and I don’t have a mixer so I figured I’d do it manually. However, the mixture is super hot atm and I’m afraid that it would cook the eggs if I added them. It’s taken about 6 mins now and it’s still steaming. I don’t know if it’s okay to place it in the freezer to cool quicker but I’ll play it safe this time and just wait for it a bit more ??

  • Reply Ricketta moore May 27, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    What do you need milk for

  • Reply Music Mom May 30, 2019 at 1:58 am

    My favorite kind of recipe – super easy and amazingly delicious. I made these Monday and they were they were a huge hit! Thanks for another great one Natasha! :0)

  • Reply carla bennett May 30, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Wow, amazing this was super easy.. I'm definitely trying this, thanks Natasha… Your personality thou so sweet…

  • Reply Ayu Twin May 31, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Iam always follow your video.please come to UBUD BALI.I want meet with you.

  • Reply Iv TM June 1, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Natasha rocks! One of my favorite YouTube channels literally lol

  • Reply Nur Hasanah Bakhtier Effandy June 1, 2019 at 8:21 am

    So it takes around 30 minutes in d oven rite?

  • Reply Manel Paranamana June 4, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    With your smile everything sweet ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️????? Thank you .

  • Reply J San June 4, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    This is amazing you’re awesome!!

  • Reply Anne Suzette June 6, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Can you pls tell the measurements with grams?

  • Reply jokers55151 June 7, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Ok I know this is a cheat, but we use a container of coolwhip with some canned vanilla pudding and fill them with that, delicious! If you can't find canned pudding I will use those little 4 cup puddings and a half of container of cool whip.

  • Reply •Kāwaįi-Rįkū• Shine June 8, 2019 at 3:23 am


  • Reply Elida Topi June 8, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    It's so delicious, but can you write please the measuring, can be easier for me when they are written…thank you

  • Reply Devika Ishoney June 8, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    My creampuffs flattened.

  • Reply Sissi Suzuki June 12, 2019 at 5:03 am


  • Reply Trinity June 13, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Mine aren’t hollow? Why

  • Reply Harpreet Obhan June 14, 2019 at 4:16 am

    Hey dear I want to know is it compulsory to add eggs ?any other options

  • Reply Valida Jafarova June 14, 2019 at 6:18 pm


  • Reply Cute draw my life June 21, 2019 at 9:43 am

    So yummy your cooking and baking are so good

  • Reply Michelle S June 22, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Gorgeous cream poofs! Thank you for sharing!!

  • Reply Dee Ty June 27, 2019 at 3:50 am

    Hi natasha, can i use the eclair filling with this? Thanks

  • Reply noraini che embong June 28, 2019 at 7:10 am

    I tried it and it is very yummy. Thank you Natasha

  • Reply Shohag Hasan June 28, 2019 at 7:14 am


  • Reply Ashi Farhat June 28, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Natasha I'm from Pakistan these puffs amazingly delicious I tried that hmmmmm yummy

  • Reply Ashi Farhat June 28, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Can I use stove oven for that

  • Reply siennas2011 June 28, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Made these back in April and one word:perfection! They were so simple to make and so delicious. My whipped cream needed to have been more sweet but still my family and I ate them like pigs ??

  • Reply Giovanna Peters June 29, 2019 at 11:48 am

    You are a joy to watch! You make me want to cook!

  • Reply Shantanu Singh June 29, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Love your work ! God bless u

  • Reply Adik Sarkissian July 1, 2019 at 4:22 am


  • Reply Mary Kassem July 1, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    I think you should give yourself a pat on the back recipes are easy ingredients are available and everyone isn't and everyone kitchen but don't forget to take the the time to thank your creator for the bounty on you and everyone on YouTube before you eat always the name of the creator where your food will be blessed and thank them after eating keep your children in the remembrance of the creator Lord Almighty giving off this opportunity I need to be thankful or so many do not have the luxury and also make a prayer for those who do not have opportunity be thankful for what they have more you give the the more you give the more you receive always give the best we're on the day of judgement it was so are you still it will show on on your scale of a good be thankful your creator set alarm and pass it along

  • Reply Holly Neff July 2, 2019 at 2:17 am

    She’s so annoying ?

  • Reply abby Santos July 3, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    can- we- add- this- in- milk- tea.

  • Reply Inspiration Saveur Culinaire July 5, 2019 at 8:18 am


  • Reply Goryanochk a July 5, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Made them 2 times already. So good! And perfect ?? Thank you Nathasha!

  • Reply Riga Rianti July 6, 2019 at 3:51 am

    Hi natasha,,pls share with me for receipe cream puff,,coz i like it so much the simple receipe from u?
    Btw tq??

  • Reply PowerOfTheM July 6, 2019 at 6:50 am

    My cream puffs came out amazing thank you so muucchh??

  • Reply Joyce Yip July 6, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Wow! Tasty cream puff, Natasha. ? Your smile is so enthusiastic and joyful ?

  • Reply Rosanett Dy July 9, 2019 at 6:27 am

    I tried making these.. everything was going well until i put my dough into my piping bag and started squeezing.. my piping bag started breaking and the dough was splurting out from the holes on the side, it gradually became worse as the holes got bigger and went everywhere and i only had one piping bag too! ??

    Anyway my dough became to look like snail trails and my hand was a complete mess!! But it turned out ok in the end.. obviously not like yours Natasha! (I was hoping they would!) ?

    Where can i buy good reusable piping bags from? I would love to buy some for the future when i bake.

  • Reply sunil miraat July 9, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    I loved your all videos I'm a big fan of ur channel ?????????????????????????????

  • Reply imeldalim July 10, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    I just stumbled upon your channel today. Wow. I made these in less than an hour today. My first time with choux pastry as well. They tasted great and were so easy. Only one challenge I had was the consistency of my whipped cream. It ended up being a bit more runny than I would have liked. Maybe it’s because it’s blazing hot outside lol. Any tips there for the whipped cream?

  • Reply Srijana Podder July 13, 2019 at 2:05 am

    You're very funny and sweet? and loving your recipe. Will try this. Love from India ??♥️

  • Reply Monica Garcia July 13, 2019 at 7:04 am

    My dad and I saw this video and he was in all about the puff mixture and how it looks so flaky. We are gonna try this very soon. Plus ur so silly and the way u make ur videos is very awesome

  • Reply Patrick Hogan July 13, 2019 at 1:53 pm


  • Reply Moela Bakht July 18, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Natasha u are great…. ur smile …ur laughs are all really sweet as ur recipes are….best recipees u share

  • Reply Tooth Fairy July 18, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Any option for egg

  • Reply Guru Sandirasegaram July 19, 2019 at 7:31 am

    I never worked in bakery area. Some time I go to that section grab couple of brownies & cake mostly girls work there.girls ask Why do not work with us & learn I say not interested

  • Reply Nad Nada July 20, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Shes funny 😀 but does anyone know how to not have puff tasted eggy?

  • Reply TheFreeman`s Family July 23, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Newbie here. Love all your videos not boring and all looks delicious ??

  • Reply Maggie Branch July 24, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Hey Natasha

  • Reply Janice Li July 25, 2019 at 4:22 am

    Maybe you are too tired to smile all the time

  • Reply Unknown Makeighla July 27, 2019 at 5:31 am

    In The Name Of Baking~
    In The Name of Baking~~
    IN THE NAME OF my brother: um wut?

  • Reply Masuma Anverali July 28, 2019 at 6:11 am

    Wow soooo sweet ??

  • Reply mari parrotta July 31, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    Took me back to my childhood when my mother & I used to make cream puffs. Going to make some this weekend. Thanks for making me smile.

  • Reply Rawda Baghdadi August 3, 2019 at 9:43 am


  • Reply Pajai Xiong August 4, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    These look so yummy..!!! Is it possible if I can make BIG cream puffs out of this recipe?

  • Reply Phuong Anh Vu August 4, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Hi, my first time made cream puff. Turned out great!! My husband loves it and ask me to make another batch for his friends at work. Thank you so much!!!

  • Reply Talbia Yameen August 12, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    wow YUMMY ??❤

  • Reply Glecy GT August 13, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Can't imagine that cream puffs so easy to make. Hoping that I can do it perfectly. 1st time to bake a cream puffs. ?

  • Reply Hajera Hamdard August 16, 2019 at 4:27 pm


  • Reply Casey Coolwhip August 20, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    “Just pipe that cream in there”

  • Reply Yulia Loshkareva August 21, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Mine came out flat.. Should I have left them longer to prevent that? ?

  • Reply Shama's Delicious Foods August 22, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Natasha your recipe is mouth watering Recipe. You are awesome.

  • Reply Areej Allehbj August 23, 2019 at 4:22 am


  • Reply sonia asif August 23, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    hlo.can use in this recipe east??

  • Reply Fluba dub August 24, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Thanks for the recipe.I will try this one.I have a similar one, but i put vanilla pudding in them instead of whipped cream. Take care.

  • Reply Chee Chee August 24, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    I am new to your channel.. Thank you soo much.. it looks soo good

  • Reply Erni Syamsuri August 25, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Hi..Natasha, may I have the measurement in grams for this recipe? thank you ?

  • Reply Asiya Mohebi August 26, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Why without baking powder?

  • Reply Prisca . A August 26, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Are these also called choux pastry?

  • Reply Aditi Saha August 26, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Hello Natasha can you pls share the measurements in gms becoz cup sizes varies so how can we know 1 cup or 2 cup means how much in gms or mls? ??Pls mention

  • Reply سوار من ذهب August 27, 2019 at 9:59 am


  • Reply Maira Danish August 27, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Hi Natasha kindly tell me the ingredients in gms. Specially butter

  • Reply Glynna Schmehl August 28, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    I used to make those when I was younger. You say, "easy", too much. Did someone tell you to say that? Creepy.

  • Reply chocolate dulce August 28, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Que deliciosa receta

  • Reply Carol Benson August 29, 2019 at 2:36 am

    I used to make these all the time…Going to try them again. Pretty easy. Thanks for video!!

  • Reply Julie Ross August 31, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    I'm making these….lol

  • Reply SK CH August 31, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Tried it and they turned out like pancakes
    My Choux pastry batter was very watery and didn’t hold it’s shape when I was piping
    Suggestions pls

  • Reply E.M. L. September 2, 2019 at 1:27 am

    I need this in my life ?

  • Reply Farzana Nadeem September 3, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    This recipe looks very easy. Can’t wait to bake it.

  • Reply Sue Carroll September 4, 2019 at 4:32 am

    You're adorable! This recipe was fun to make, however mine taste kinda eggy. Are they supposed to taste like that? I grew up with my grandma always making me beat the eggs first and run them through a sieve for every recipe that called for eggs so that the food would not have that eggy taste. However, I am lazy. So my cream puffs taste eggy. I bet my grandma is in heaven right now telling me "I told you so"

  • Reply Peachy September 4, 2019 at 8:27 am

    The dialogue from this video is pretty much taken word for word from a 2015 Everyday Food cream puff recipe video ???

  • Reply Sue Carroll September 5, 2019 at 7:34 am

    So second comment after people tried it. I went through a cream puff troubleshooting post and it says it's supposed to be eggy. And I am amazed at how well my cream puffs turned out to be considering all the errors people run into. Which makes your recipe simply perfect, because I made French pastry and it was awesome on the very first try. One slight modification, instead of raspberry I filled mine with fresh strawberry halves, as the hubby requested. My husband said it's the best dessert I've ever made and my coworker said it's marvelous. So thank you for being awesome. Your channel is one of the best for recipes.

  • Reply Merciful Af September 5, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    omg that so easy and look so delicious ?

  • Reply Saira's Creations September 6, 2019 at 12:59 am

    So yuuum. Can't wait to make them soon. You just win new subscriber 🙂 #SairasCreations

  • Reply Lia Tjin September 6, 2019 at 2:54 am

    If you want it as a creamcheese filling..should i just add the creamcheese while mixing?

  • Reply Betty Aljandro September 8, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Thanks, just love your recipies

  • Reply Leo B September 8, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Wow looks yummy ? thank very much for the recipe ??????

  • Reply Julia Wilson September 8, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    If you add a bit of powdered cardamon to your powdered sugar it will be amazing

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  • Reply Janet Woods September 9, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Wow easy and soooo good!

  • Reply MCV Cake Shop September 11, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    I just sooo love ur work natasha….

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