A cream puff is a delicate pastry made from choux dough, which is a light pastry dough made by combining water, butter, flour, and eggs. The dough is piped into small mounds onto a baking sheet and then baked until it puffs up and becomes golden brown.Once baked, cream puffs are typically hollow inside, creating a perfect cavity for filling. They are commonly filled with a variety of delicious fillings, with the most traditional being a sweet and rich pastry cream or whipped cream. Other fillings such as chocolate ganache, fruit compotes, custard, or ice cream can also be used, adding a diverse range of flavors to the dessert.Cream puffs are often dusted with powdered sugar or drizzled with chocolate ganache for added decoration and flavor.
The contrast between the light, airy pastry and the creamy, decadent filling makes cream puffs a delightful and popular dessert enjoyed in many parts of the world.
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