Cream Puffs (Puffed Shell of Choux Pastry)
40 mins (prep 10, cooking 30)
7 ingredients
10-12 servings
Tenderly spiced with cardamom puffy shells, Choux pastry or pate a choux is an unusual pastry in that flour is added to a boiled mixture of butter and water (roux like) and then cooked until it forms a smooth ball of dough. After cooling the dough to lukewarm, eggs are slowly added and the dough is beaten until it becomes a smooth thick paste. The the dough can either be piped or dropped into mounds onto a baking sheet and then baked, first at a high temperature and then at a slightly lower temperature. The high temperature is needed so the dough will rise quickly (giving it a hollow center) and to set the structure of the shells. Bakers' Ammonia is a leavening ingredient called for in many old world recipes, especially those from Scandinavia. It is also called "hartshorn". Unlike baking powder or soda, Bakers' Ammonia (ammonium carbonate) leaves no unpleasant alkaline off-flavor in baked goods. You can find it in any major supermarket or a Greek store.

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Serving Size (28.85 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 82.26 Calories from Fat 44.82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.98g 76.54%
Saturated Fat 3.11g 155.31%
Trans Fat 0.19g %
Cholesterol 13.74mg 45.79%
Sodium 104.48mg 43.53%
Total Carbohydrate 7.88g 26.27%
Dietary Fiber 0.25 g 10.12%
Sugars 0.75 g %
Protein 1.53g 30.52%
Vitamin A 150.59IU% Vitamin C 0.08mg%
Calcium 20.73mg% Iron 0.44mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground cardamom, baking