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Cream Puff Recipes – National Cream Puff Day

January 2 is National Cream Puff Day. What better way to take note of this national day than with one of these tasty cream puff recipes.

There seems to be a January national day for pretty much everything you can think of. Today, this sweet, filled pastry gets it’s own day!

These light and fluffy pastries filled with cream have a taste that is worthy of celebration. 

Get ready to put on your apron, because the cream puff recipes below are too good to pass up! 

15 delicious cream puff recipes to tempt your sweet tooth #nationaldays #creampuffs

What are cream puffs?

Cream puffs are made with the same dough that is used to make profiteroles, eclairs and other puffy pastry desserts. They are a mixture of water, flour, sugar, butter and eggs and taste amazing!

Once made the pastry is then filled with cream for a delightful dessert idea.

The cream puff dessert idea originated in France and is also known as a choux a la creme. Often times the filling is made of custard and chocolate sauce is a favorite topping idea.

If you love cream based desserts with their own national day, make sure to check this post on National Crème Brûlée Day. It has fun facts about this delicious dessert.

Why do cream puffs deflate?

Ever made these desserts only to discover that the pastry deflates and loses its puffiness after cooking.  The reason for this is moisture on the inside of the pastry that is too much for the casing to handle.

To prevent this, just place your cream puff on a wire rack to cool and then poke a small hole in the top of each cream puff.

This will let the excess moisture and steam release and will help to keep them from collapsing. The solid outer crust will remain intact without losing its size.

Also, be careful of using too much fat in your cream puff recipe. This can also be the cause of soggy cream puffs that will deflate.

Collection of cream puff recipes

If you like the taste of coffee, you will love these mocha cream puffs. They are made with coffee crystals, vanilla yogurt and cocoa powder.Mocha cream puff recipe

Dusted in powdered sugar and light as air, try one of these lemon cream puffs from Tastes of Lizzy.Lemon cream puffs from Tastes of LizzyThis recipe from Amanda’s Cooking uses the idea of a cream puff but transforms it into a delicious and fluffy cake recipe.Cream puff cake from Amanda's Cooking

These delicious raspberry cream puffs have a fruity raspberry filled center. Raspberry filled cream puffs from Ashlee Marie

These cinnamon cream cheese pastry puffs have a sweet savory taste and are easy to make.Cinnamon cream cheese pastry puffs from Tastes of LIzzy T

This peach and berry tart combines the fluffiness of cream puffs in the pastry for a light and summery dessert idea.Peach and berry cream puff tart from Tatertots and Jello

This tutorial from Walking on Sunshine Recipes shows how to make home made cream puffs. They really aren’t that difficult!Making home made cream puffs from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Need some more inspiration for cream puff recipe ideas? Try one of these recipes:

Strawberry cream puffs S’More Cream Puffs

Ice Cream Puffs 

Italian Cream Puffs with Custard Filling

Churro Cream Puffs

Cream Puff Swans

Cream Puffs with Bavarian Cream

Pin these cream puff dessert ideas for later

Would you like a reminder of these cream puff recipes? Just pin this image to one of your dessert boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

Make sure to check out our YouTube video to learn about more national food days in January.

Try one of these tasty cream puff recipe to give your guests a delicious ending to any special occasion.

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