Made with just three ingredients, our cream puffs recipe is one of the simplest desserts you can make without a special trip to the supermarket. Stuff with our rich chocolate cream puff filling recipe and everyone will think these came from a bakery!
Meanwhile, for filling, in a heavy small saucepan stir together granulated sugar, flour, and cocoa powder. Stir in milk all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla. Cover the surface of filling with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until well chilled.
To serve, spoon about 1/4 cup of the filling into the bottom half of each cream puff. Top with the strawberries. Replace tops. If desired, dust with powdered sugar. Makes 2 servings.
Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a small saucepan combine 1/2 cup water and 2 tablespoons butter. Bring to boiling. Add 1/2 cup all-purpose flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Cool for 5 minutes. Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Drop the mixture into 8 mounds, about 3 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheet.
Bake in a 400 degree F oven about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven. Split puffs and remove any soft dough from inside. Cool completely on a wire rack. Store leftover cream puffs in an airtight container in the freezer up to 3 months. Makes 8 cream puffs.