Classic Cream Puffs


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • whipping cream
  • icing sugar
  • chocolate syrup


  • Melt butter in 1 cup of boiling water.
  • Add flour and salt all at once and stir vigorously.
  • Cook at stir until mixture forms a ball that doesn’t separate. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating after each until smooth.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoons, 3 inches apart, on a greased cookie sheet. It should make 8 cream puffs.
  • Bake at 450F for 15 minutes then lower to 325F and cook for 25 minutes more.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Split in the centre and fill with cream, just before serving.
  • Sprinkle top with icing sugar and drizzle with chocolate syrup.