Last week I had this huge craving for cream puffs. And there weren’t any to be sold anywhere near my office! So I decided to make my own, and since I was making them, I wanted the cream puffs to be filled with cinnamon cream instead of custard.
And ta-ta, Totoro cream puffs! Quite pleased with how these turned out. And mmmm so yummy!
Cream puffs use a choux pastry recipe, see my previous post here which shows a very simple combination of ingredients for making choux pastry.
For these Totoro cream puffs I halved the recipe, and filled the dough in a ziplock bag with the tip cut off. I then piped the shape of Totoro onto my baking sheet. The recipe made 14 Totoro cream puffs.
To make the cinnamon cream, I whipped 200ml of whipping cream with 3 tbsps of sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon until stiff peaks formed. Chill the cream until the puffs are ready to be filled.
Makes me hungry typing up this post, maybe shall make more cream puffs this weekend.