Basic Cream Puff Dough can be used in many ways, both sweet and savory.

Basic Cream Puff Dough

The word is out that French-inspired cream puffs are simpler to make than they seem. Demand is growing for these tender pastry spheres bursting at the seams with delectable fillings. Discover sensational new ways to put a spin on this classic concept.

Makes 18 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs


In a medium saucepan, heat water, butter and salt over medium heat until mixture begins to boil. Add flour; stir vigorously with a wooden spoon for 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in eggs, one at a time, until each is incorporated. Continue as directed in cream puff recipe.

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