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Lemon Cream Puffs

with mascarpone filling
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Lemon Cream Puffs

Lemon Cream Puffs - Pastry puffs - and airy classic for tea and coffee

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Health Score:
6,1 / 10
45 min.
ready in 2 h. 25 min.
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Nutritional values

Low-fat curd makes the filling, which is rich in content in conventional cream puffs, nice and light and the pastry particularly digestible. A dash of cream is also included and, together with quark and eggs, makes for a good portion of protein.

The cream puffs with fresh berries are colourful and particularly rich in vitamins. Simply fold 2-3 tablespoons of raspberries, blueberries, currants or a berry mixture into the whipped cream.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie285 kcal(14 %)
Protein14 g(14 %)
Fat13 g(11 %)
Carbohydrates26 g(17 %)
Sugar added12 g(48 %)
Roughage0.5 g(2 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.9 μg(5 %)
Vitamin E0.8 mg(7 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin3.1 mg(26 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate36 μg(12 %)
Pantothenic acid0.9 mg(15 %)
Biotin10.4 μg(23 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.1 μg(37 %)
Vitamin C2 mg(2 %)
Potassium163 mg(4 %)
Calcium108 mg(11 %)
Magnesium16 mg(5 %)
Iron1 mg(7 %)
Iodine11 μg(6 %)
Zinc0.9 mg(11 %)
Saturated fatty acids7.2 g
Uric acid8 mg
Cholesterol110 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 pinch salt
1 ounce butter
3 ounces Pastry flour
2 eggs
1 pinch Baking powder
4 sheets gelatin
1 lemon
14 ounces Quark
3 ounces sugar
½ cup Whipped cream
powdered sugar (to taste)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 2 Tablespoons, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Piping bag, 1 Serrated knife, 1 Whisk, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Oven rack, 1 Fine grater, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Pot

Preparation steps

Lemon Cream Puffs preparation step 1

Boil 100 ml (approximately 1/2 cup) water, salt and butter in a pot.

Lemon Cream Puffs preparation step 2

Sift the flour into a bowl, then add to the pot, stirring constantly.

Lemon Cream Puffs preparation step 3

Take off the heat and stir with a wooden spoon until batter is smooth, then transfer to a bowl. 

Lemon Cream Puffs preparation step 4

Using dough hook of a hand mixer, beat eggs into batter, one at a time. Beat in baking powder.

Lemon Cream Puffs preparation step 5

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place 6 equal portions of batter onto sheet, using 2 tablespoons to scoop out batter. Bake on middle rack of preheated oven at 225°C (fan 200°C, gas: mark 3-4) (approximately 450°F) until puffed and golden, 20-25 minutes.

Lemon Cream Puffs preparation step 6

Remove from oven and immediately cut in half horizontally. Let cool on cooling racks.

Lemon Cream Puffs preparation step 7

Soak the gelatin in cold water for 10 minutes. Rinse lemon in hot water, wipe dry and finely grate zest. Squeeze about 4 tablespoons of lemon juice.

Lemon Cream Puffs preparation step 8

In a small pot, heat lemon juice until lukewarm, then remove from heat. Squeeze out gelatin and add to lemon juice, stirring to dissolve gelatin.

Lemon Cream Puffs preparation step 9

Stir in 2 tablespoons mascarpone to combine.

Lemon Cream Puffs preparation step 10

Add remaining mascarpone, the sugar and lemon zest and stir until smooth.

Lemon Cream Puffs preparation step 11

Beat whipping cream until stiff, then fold into mascarpone mixture. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Lemon Cream Puffs preparation step 12

Place mascarpone cream in a piping bag fitted with a large tip. Pipe onto the bottom halves of puffs and chill for an hour. Replace top halves, dust with powdered sugar and serve.