This is a good recipe for cream puffs, from Epicurious, with a few changes:
- You can safely eliminate the sugar;
- Use 4 eggs;
- Beat the hot dough in the mixture for a few minutes, not seconds, before adding the eggs. The eggs must not be allowed to cook up in the beating process–they need to cook up in the baking phase!
- Fill with Pastry Cream folded into whipped cream (adjust ratio of whipped cream to pastry cream as desired; I used 3 cups cream, whipped it, then folded in about 1 cup pastry cream).
- Toss in some strawberries for a bona fide California experience.
- Top with Ganache.