Enjoy a cream-filled pastry on National Cream Puff Day! Dessert and pastry lovers alike get to celebrate this delicious French creation on January 2.

Originating in France, cream puffs are also known as profiterole and choux a la creme. Cream puffs are a French dessert pastry filled with whipped cream, pastry cream, ice cream or custard. They may be served plain or can be decorated with chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, or dusted with powdered sugar.

Borrowed from the French, the word “profiterole” has existed in English since 1604. The “cream puff” has been found on United States restaurant menus since around 1851.

To prepare cream puffs, a pastry chef pipes a choux paste through a pastry bag or dropped with a pair of spoons into small balls onto a pan, then baked to form hollow puffs.  After cooling, the cream puffs are injected with a filling using a pastry bag and narrow piping tip or by slicing off the top, filling the puff, and then reassembling.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCreamPuffDay

Depending on your resolution status, you may do the following:

  1. Visiting the bakery and buy cream puffs. Then, eat them.
  2. Make cream puffs using the recipe below. Eat them.
  3. Stare longingly at said cream puffs in bakery case or recipe. Buy some and eat them anyway.
  4. Cream puffs? No idea, the tray was empty when I got here.

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You may also try the divide and conquer approach. Share those cream puffs with co-workers and friends. Use #NationalCreamPuffDay to post on social media.


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