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Cream Puffs: Custard or Whipped Cream?

Purdys_99 | | Sep 22, 2012 05:39 PM

Was just curious what was the popular consensus on cream puffs. Do you prefer cream puffs with custard, whipped cream, or both?

For me, I really have difficulty liking custard. I just find the texture a little too...I really can't put a word to it. The best I can come up with is shocking or jarring. Whether it be a cream puff or cake, you bite into it only to be jolted by this thick, heavy and COLD filling that kinda snaps you out of what you thought would be a pleasant dessert experience. I just like whipped cream better b/c its...well its WHIPPED CREAM! What dessert isn't made better by whipped cream? Its creamy, its rich, yet still being impossibly light/fluffy and oh so fun to eat.

I just finished eating a cream puff from my fave bakery. The girl at the counter told me it was filled with whipped cream but when biting into it, I was most definitely sure it was custard. However, it was still rather nice, and I think the reason why was b/c the custard had a lighter texture to it, almost a kin to whipped cream.

I can't be too sure: how do you know for sure if your puff is filled with whipped cream? Why would the girl say it was whipped cream when it wasn't?:S

Also, can anyone recommand me a good recipe?:D

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