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January 22, 2015

Lemon Cream Puffs

Lemon Cream Puffs



Light, flaky with a light, zesty cream filling ! These Lemon Cream Puffs are right up my taste buds and they are so easy to make.

Obviously the delicious cream filling is not supposed to leak out as in the photo, but me showing you these pics actually serve two points I am trying to make.

One being, can you see that Lemon Cream ?  Yes, you can now...  Two :  once the pastry has baked, cooled and you are ready to add the cream, all you do is use a sharp knife and gently slid in between the baked layers {more or less in the center} and ever so lightly push the two sides a little towards each other - a little pocket will open up and now you can use an icing tube/bag/bottle or even a teaspoon to add your filling and push it to the center.

Then simple close the opening and Voila ! All done.

Lemon Cream Puffs ~ Light & flaky Puffs filled with a divine Lemon Cream, which can be as zesty as you prefer ~ another Quick, easy but scrumptious dessert Pastry !

These Lemon Cream Puffs are exactly as light, flaky and airy as seen on the above photo. And the creamy filling is just to die for !

Lemon Cream Puffs ~ Light & flaky Puffs filled with a divine Lemon Cream, which can be as zesty as you prefer ~ another Quick, easy but scrumptious dessert Pastry !

When it comes to Lemony treats, either sweet or in savory dishes, my family are on the less zesty side, whereas I absolutely love the extra bite. You can add the Lemon Juice {which I have in the recipe as an optional} or you can simply leave it out.

I say, do the taste thing ! You know what your family prefers, and just how much zesty-ness to add, therefore, after folding in the Curd into the Cream, taste, and if you want more Lemon, add a little Lemon Juice at a time, tasting after each addition, until you are happy.

And remember, push your filling back into the center of the open baked pastry if you do not want it as open and leaky as the three I have posted.

Lemon Cream Puffs



12 Puffs

INGREDIENTS:

1 Roll Frozen Puff-Pastry, defrosted
1 Egg
1 TB Water
2 TB Caster Sugar

1/2 cup Fresh Cream  {heavy cream/whipping cream}
1/4 cup Lemon Curd
1 - 2 t Lemon Juice  {optional}
White Chocolate, to drizzle
Icing Sugar, to dust

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 200 deg C (400 deg F) - line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
2.) Roll out the Puff Pastry, but do not roll any thinner - cut into 12 x 5cm {2 inch} squares.
3.) Whisk together the Egg and Water - brush the Pastry - sprinkle the Caster Sugar over and transfer the squares to the prepared baking sheets, leaving small spaces between each square - bake 12 - 15 minutes or until puffed and golden - remove from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
4.) Beat the Cream until stiff peaks form - fold in the Lemon Curd and Lemon Juice {if using} - chill for 10 minutes before use.
5.) Gently open up a small piece in the center of one of the sides of each baked pastry square, lifting the upper part carefully {only enough for the nozzle to fit through}
6.) Pipe the Lemon Cream into the pastry opening {about 1 - 1 1/2 tablespoonfuls per pastry}
7.) Melt a few cubes of White Chocolate and drizzle over the Puffs - let stand a few minutes to set.

Dust with Icing Sugar and serve. Leftovers should be kept in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Lemon Cream Puffs ~ Light & flaky Puffs filled with a divine Lemon Cream, which can be as zesty as you prefer ~ another Quick, easy but scrumptious dessert Pastry !


26 comments:

  1. These look absolutely wonderful!... that flaky crust and the creamy center... yum. :)

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  2. Linda, these look fabulous! Lemon is one of my favorite flavors...sweet or savory! Pinning for later so I can try this...and sending more foodie love your way too!

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  3. Thanks, YES. Lemon does it every time.
    60-TheNew40.com

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  4. oh these look scrumptious!! we love lemon here so these lemon cream puffs are something we would love to munch!!

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  5. These sound wonderful! Stopping by from Weekend Social

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  6. Mmmmm I love me some lemon there's nothing better.

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  7. These look fabulous! I'd love to have a little tea party with my daughter and her friends and have these. They are just too cute. What's caster sugar?

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    1. Jade, caster sugar is a very fine sugar, just a touch heavier than powdered sugar {which is used for icing} - replying here as your e-mail is not attached to your comment :-)

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  8. Oh my gosh, these looks so good! I highly doubt mine would look that good..

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  9. These look amazing! Can't wait to try them ! I love anything with lemon curd. Check out my new site, so many great recipes, when you can! http://hungrymountaineer.com/2015/01/hey-beefcake-plus-a-recipe-for-porky-eggrolls.html

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  10. Ooh these look amazing! I may have to give em a try! Thanks Linda.

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  11. These looks so yummy! I am all about cream puffs... I just made them a few weeks ago for my blog. You did a lovely job! Well done :)
    ~Liz (Project Pastry Love)

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  12. The picture and recipe for your Lemon Cream Puffs Is making my mouth water. Your recipe will be tried soon. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  13. Linda, your Lemon Cream Puffs look amazing. I have been drooling over these all week. Thank you for joining us on #purebloglove. We enjoy having you join us every Thursday night at 8 PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

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  14. These look so good and I have been craving something lemon! Over The Apple Tree

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  15. Linda! These are simply beautiful. I love lemon and these are gorgeous! Thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday! I am pinning to my personal board!

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  16. And...I am featuring this on Saturday at Snickerdoodle. Love, love!! Thanks for linking up!

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  17. Your Lemon Puffs look lovely Linda and I love how easy they are to put together! What a wonderful recipe! Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned :-)

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  18. Beautiful and very spring like. Lemon desserts always remind me of my great grandmother. She loved, loved, loved lemony dessert.

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  19. These look so amazing and delicious! I love anything lemon so I am going to give this a try. Thank you for sharing!

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  20. Hello cute lady! I’m loving it. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for partying with us. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  21. This looks so delicious! Pinning and sharing! Thanks for linking this up to Totally Terrific Tuesday last week. I can't wait to see what you have this week! Party goes live tonight at 9pm CST!

    Sharon
    herorganizedchaos.com

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  22. These look so yummy (like always)! Thanks so much for sharing at the Create & Share Link Party. Hope to see you again tomorrow night (7:00 PM MST)!

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  23. I love lemon anything - and these look so perfect!

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  24. I always wanted to try to make cream puffs and since I just love lemon, maybe I should start with these delicious babies!! Thanks for sharing them!!

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