If homemade pastry intimidates you, don’t let it!  Sure there are some super complicated pastry recipes that are quite tricky to take on at home, but cream puffs aren’t one of them.  They are honestly one of THE easiest things to make.  They’re made from a dough called Pâte à Choux, which requires only a few very basic ingredients like  eggs, flour, and butter.  It literally takes minutes to make and you’ll feel so fancy.   You can make so many awesome things with this basic dough, like pipe it long for eclairs, or even fry it for churros.  Add some good cheese, and you’ve got savory puffs called Gougeres. 

Pate a Choux  
I wanted to do something with chocolate and strawberries since Valentines Day was approaching so I’m filling mine with the most AMAZING fresh strawberry whipped cream.  I might even start a brand new post for that part at some point because it would be so great in so many things, like on top of cupcakes or as a filling for cake, or piled on french toast, I could go on and on… and of course a hefty drizzle of rich chocolate ganache over the top.  These little beauties are simply divine, and will definitely land you a Valentine this weekend!

Chocolate Strawberry Cream Puffs

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