Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rich Custard Puffs

Rich Custard Puffs (Recipe adapted & modify from j3ss kitch3n) 

65g butter
50g milk
70g water
30g caster sugar
80g plain flour
10g cocoa powder
150g whole eggs

1. Put butter, milk, water & sugar in a saucepan & boil until butter is melted, over medium heat.  

2. Add in sifted cake flour & cocoa powder & remove from heat. Stir with a wooden spoon & return the saucepan to the stove & cook over medium heat.  

3.Keep stirring the mixture until it forms a dough & a thin layer of membrane is formed at the bottom of the saucepan. Remove from heat & scoop the dough into a large heat proof bowl. 
Gradually add in beaten eggs blend the mixture with an electric mixer until smooth.  

4.Scoop the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a plain nozzle and pipe 4cm circles on a lined baking tray spaced at least 2cm apart.  

5. Bake in preheated oven of 200C for 15mins, reduce the heat to 180C & bake for another 20mins then remove & cool the puffs.
    Custard Fillings
    3 egg yolks
    50g caster sugar
    10g corn starch
    11g plain flour
    1g cocoa powder
    300g milk
    5g butter
    1/4 tsp vanilla essence
    some chopped peanuts

    1. Using a electrical mixer, beat egg yolks & sugar in a large heat proof mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add in sifted corn starch, cake flour, cocoa powder, vanilla essence & stir well. 

    2. In a saucepan, bring milk to a boil, then pour into the egg yolk mixture & stir to combine. Put the combined mixture into the saucepan again and continue to cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture starts to thicken considerably then stir in the butter until melted.  

    3. Strain the mixture to obtain a smooth consistency. Add in chopped peanuts.  

    4. Pipe the cooled custard fillings into the puffs until full, chill the puffs.
       * Melt some white chocolate & pipe on over custard puffs & topped with some peanuts

        I am submitting this entry to Aspiring Bakers #7 - Chocolate Delight (May 2011) hosted by Doris from Tested & tasted.


        jasminelim said...

        look really rich and delicious!! (: you've got many nice bakes there! i want to eat it! (:
        i didnt mia lah. just busy . . if i msn then we talk :D

        cathysjoy said...

        You bo xin lah, oni sms Ah jess. hahahha ;P

        Nasi Lemak Lover said...

        Look so good and tempting.

        Jess said...

        very beautiful puffs! the hollow is so tempting!

        cathysjoy said...

        Thanks Ah Jess ;)

        wensdelight said...

        Looks so yummy! A nice twist to chocolate version!

        cathysjoy said...

        Yes, very yummy indeed ;)

        cathysjoy said...

        Nasi Lemak Lover,
        Yes, very yummy :)

        Cindy said...

        So nice with a cup of tea,refreshing

        cathysjoy said...

        Yes, I eat the puffs with a cup of matcha rose tea. Juz nice to balance the sweetness from the puffs :)

        loh_waifong said...

        Looks very tempting!  And yes, I like the music playlist in your blog :)

        cathysjoy said...

        Thanks! ;)

        Anncoo said...

        WOW! This looks so tempting. So nice to come with a cup of tea :)

        cathysjoy said...

        Yes, this is very yummy! Muz try ;)

        鲸鱼 said...


        cathysjoy said...

        鲸鱼,没有啦,别这麽说。我会不好意思的。嘿嘿 ;批

        Coraine Lim said...

        Hi Cathy! =) Super nice puffs!! It looks as good as store bought ones~~~ Nice to find your blog..!

        Coraine from

        cathysjoy said...

        Thanks for your kind words. It is really yummy, I just had one for my supper~ ;)

        Alice said...

        nice twist to chocolate puff!

        cathysjoy said...

        Thanks ;)

        Von said...

        Wow...these look so good!! I thought they were just cookies at first...haha :)
        I'd love to try these some day!

        cathysjoy said...

        hahaha, yes you must give it a try someday ;)

        Min said...

        So tempting! Can I have one as supper? Hehe...

        cathysjoy said...

        Sure! ;)

        neyeeloh said...

        The chocolate puff is so inviting... would definitely try to make. Thks for sharing  ^_^ 

        cathysjoy said...

        Looking forward to your puffs ;)

        Janine @ Not the Kitchen Sink! said...

        Your puffs are really very huge and lovely! I just tried making the plain ones and they turned out flat and not puffy at all :( Any tips for getting extra puffy ones like yours? :)

        cathysjoy said...

        I guess perhaps you removed your puffs too early from the oven, resulting the puffs to 'collapse'. Try baking them slightly longer in oven until they are firm :)

        DG said...

        Beautiful puffs

        cathysjoy said...

        Thanks ;)

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