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Smarter Cream Puffs

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Smarter Cream Puffs

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

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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
45 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 h. 25 min.
Ready in
Calories:
285
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

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:

Ingredients

for
6
Ingredients
1 pinch
1 ounce
3 ounces
2
1 pinch
4 sheets
1
14 ounces
3 ounces
½ cup
Powdered sugar (to taste)
Preparation

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

1.
Smarter Cream Puffs preparation step 1

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

2.
Smarter Cream Puffs preparation step 2

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

3.
Smarter Cream Puffs preparation step 3

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

4.
Smarter Cream Puffs preparation step 4

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

5.
Smarter 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.

6.
Smarter Cream Puffs preparation step 6

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

7.
Smarter 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.

8.
Smarter 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.

9.
Smarter Cream Puffs preparation step 9

Stir in 2 tablespoons quark to combine.

10.
Smarter Cream Puffs preparation step 10

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

11.
Smarter Cream Puffs preparation step 11

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

12.
Smarter Cream Puffs preparation step 12

Place quark 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.