Make these fluffy and delicious Valentine’s Day Cream Puffs your new love language this year and give that special person in your life these tasty pastries. Cream Puffs are so much easier to make at home than you think and with this recipe, I’ll take you through every step of the process until all that’s left to do is enjoy them with the ones you love 🙂
How Long Can You Store Cream Puffs?
Cream Puffs are best enjoyed fresh but they can stay in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Note that the overall texture may slightly change or become a bit softer the longer they’re stored. Cream Puffs can also be stored in the freezer for up to one month.
Why Do My Cream Puffs Deflate?
Aside from mixing the perfect pate choux dough, the next most important step to creating Cream Puffs that will not deflate is the baking process. In the recipe, we begin by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F and bake our piped cream puffs in the oven for 10 minutes then WITHOUT opening the oven, decreasing the temperature to 325 degrees F. Opening the oven at any point throughout the baking process will release all of the steam and cause your cream puffs to deflate.
Cream Puffs do a wonderful job inflating in the oven to create that hollow center ready to be filled with endless creams and custards. However, if the correct steps aren’t taken you’ll be left with flat pancake-looking pastries. This recipe is extremely easy to follow so there is little chance for something to go wrong. I suggest reading the recipe a few times to become familiar with the steps you’ll take before diving into the baking process.