Choux pastry for Homemade Cream Puffs is not that difficult to make! Follow this recipe and you can enjoy the most delicious cream puffs ever for dessert!
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
In a saucepan, heat the butter, water and salt over high heat and bring to a rolling boil.
Dampen your finger into a bowl of water and then smooth out the tops of each mound of dough.
Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 400 degree oven.
Then reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 30 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Pull the trays out of the oven and using a wooden skewer poke a couple of holes into the sides of each puff. This will allow the steam inside the puffs to escape so they can dry out and bake on the inside.
Return the trays back to the oven, only turn the oven off, and keep the door ajar for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until they sound hollow when you tap on them.
I use my metal kitchen tongs to keep the door ajar.