Chocolate Cream Puffs

Delicious and airy chocolate cream puffs filled with a citrus orange whipped cream filling! 

Chocolate Cream Puffs with Orange Whipped Cream Filling

I am so excited about these chocolate cream puffs! They were a fun change for me. I have never experimented Pate a Choux pastry before. I was watching the Food Network as I do - more often then I care to admit.  Baked with Anna Olson, one of my favourites was on - I love how she transforms the same dessert into multiple different creations.  In the episode was all about making Pate a Choux and I thought I want to try that!

 It's something I have never made before but I like a new challenge. The pastry looked intriguing. It puffs up and bakes up so beautifully with no chemical leavener (baking soda, baking powder etc.). The steam trapped within the pastry is what causes the dough to rise. The basic dough contains water, butter, flour and eggs. It can be used both sweet or savoury. I knew this was something I had to add to my baking repertoire.  So last weekend I spent some time playing around with this pastry recipe and made these delicious chocolate cream puffs. I filled them with an orange whipped cream. I love the combination of orange and chocolate together. The hint of citrusy orange is perfect with the whipped cream and chocolate. I can't wait to make more desserts with Pate a Choux pastry! 

Chocolate Cream Puffs with Orange Whipped Cream Filling 

Pate a Choux

Makes 18-24

Pate a choux pastry
pate a choux pastry

Orange Whipped Cream Filling

Chocolate Cream Puffs with Orange Whipped Cream Filling 

Chocolate Ganache 

Assembling your Cream Puffs

Chocolate Cream Puffs with Orange Whipped Cream Filling