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Chocolate Cream Puffs Ingredients Simple

Imagine you're about to dive into a cloud of chocolate goodness, all wrapped up in a light, airy puff. That's what we're aiming for with these Chocolate Cream Puffs. It's a delightful treat that's easy to make and perfect for any occasion. So, let's get started!

Ingredients:

- For the Cream Puffs:

 - 1 cup of 2% milk (or skim/whole milk, but it'll change the flavor)

 - 8 ounces of unsalted butter, cut into pieces

 - 1 teaspoon of sugar

 - 1/2 teaspoon of salt

 - 1 1/4 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour

 - 4 large eggs, whisked together

- For the Ganache (filling and glaze):

 - 2 cups of heavy cream

 - 16 ounces of semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

 - 2 tablespoons of corn syrup

 - 1 cup of raspberry preserves

How to Make It:

1. Prepare the Ganache:

   - Heat the cream in a saucepan over medium heat until it simmers.

   - Add the chocolate and stir until smooth.

   - Let it cool to room temperature, then pour into a shallow bowl and cover with plastic wrap.

2. Make the Cream Puffs:

   - Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

   - Combine the milk, butter, sugar, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

   - Add the flour and stir until it looks like mashed potatoes.

   - Cook on low heat for about a minute, then transfer to a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.

   - Mix on low speed for 30 seconds, then add the eggs, mixing well after each addition.

   - Pipe out the dough into balls and bake for about 25 minutes.

3. Assemble the Puffs:

   - Once cooled, poke a hole in the bottom of each puff.

   - Fill with raspberry preserves and ganache, then dip in the remaining ganache for a shiny glaze.

   - Let the glaze set in the fridge before serving.

Tips:

- For a more chocolatey flavor, you can add a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to the ganache.

- If you're feeling adventurous, try filling the puffs with mascarpone cream instead of raspberry preserves.

Serving Suggestions:

- Serve with tea, coffee, or a tall glass of milk for a classic touch.

And there you have it! A simple, yet delicious recipe for Chocolate Cream Puffs that's easy to follow and sure to impress. Enjoy your homemade chocolate goodness!

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