S'mores Cream Puffs
 
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This is one recipe whereI do use a convection oven preheated at a temperature of 390°F for the entire bake time of 20 - 25 minutes
If you do not have a convection oven, set a standard conventional oven to 450°F and once you place the pate a choux in the oven turn it down to 400°F for the baking time of about 20 -30 minutes
Due to the high heat necessary to bake these- I also prefer to always usea silicone baking mat to avoid singing the parchment paper, however it is not imperative. Just a preference of mine.
Bread flour is the best option for making pate choux as it has the highest ability to absorb the liquid in the recipe which is a key to success in pate a choux making. If you do not have bread flour all purpose may be used, but you may need to add another tablespoon or 2
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • Bread Flour ¼ cup + 2 Tablespoons (48g)
  • Graham Crackers crushed 2 Tablespoons (13g)
  • Salt pinch
  • Unsalted Butter 4 Tablespoons 56g)
  • Eggs large 2 (100g)
  • Water ½ cup (120ml)
Instructions
  1. In a heavy bottom sauce pot combine the water with the butter and salt
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. One it boils add the graham cracker flour and the bread flour and stir with a whisk to smooth
  4. It will form into a ball in the pat, continue stirring for about 1 minute
  5. Remove from heat and allow it to cool slightly, stir it to release some of that heat.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time and stir vigorously. The dough mass will look like it has separated and is gooey, but continue stirring and
  7. it will come back to a smooth dough and then repeat with the other egg.
  8. Transfer the choux paste to a pastry bag (I use a the coupler inserted with no tip from the Gretchen's Bakery Cake Kit here
  9. Pipe the dough to about 1½" diameter rounds spaced at least 1" apart onto a silicone or parchment lined sheet pan
  10. Bake in a preheated oven (see notes above) for approximately 25 minutes
  11. Cool while you prepare the marshmallow recipe that follows
Notes
S'mores Cream Puffs can be left at room temperature for 2-3 days
Recipe by Gretchen's Bakery at https://www.gretchensbakery.com/smores-cream-puffs/