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Durian Cream Puffs

Durian Cream Puff Recipe

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Durians, the spikey tropical South East Asia fruit with a strong odour but so divinely delicious, are now in season. I was the lucky recipient of two large tubs of 100% organic durians (grown without chemicals) courtesy of my sis and her friend (thank you!!). It’s amazing how “real durians” (they are grown in the wild and not cared for by anyone) taste so good – naturally sweet and creamy. Best of all, we don’t get sore throat after eating them. With the surplus of durians, I have to return my sis’s love by making delicious treats out of them, starting with these delectable durian cream puffs.

Durian Cream Puff Recipe

See Also: Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

To me, durian puffs are the best of both worlds between cream puffs (too creamy for some) and durians (for those who find the taste and smell overbearing). If you love durians, do grab some durians and make these delicious durian puff treats for your loved ones before the season ends.

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Note 1: Ingredients, seasonings and measurements are at the “Printable Recipe” link above.
Note 2: Choux pastry (puff shell) recipe from JoyofBaking.com (excellent video demo).
Durian Flesh Separated the durian flesh from the seed.
 Durian Cream Puff Recipe If not using on the same day, double or triple cling wrapped it in individual containers in the exact weight needed for your recipe. For extra protection against the strong durian odour, seal the container in a ziplock bag. Keep in the freezer. To use, transfer from freezer to fridge the night before to thaw. You can freeze durian flesh for bakes throughout the year.
 Durian Cream Puff Recipe Making Choux Pastry (Cream Puff Shells): In a bowl, sift or whisk flour, sugar and salt. Set aside.
 Durian Cream Puff Recipe In a heavy saucepan, add cubed butter and water.
 Durian Cream Puff Recipe Bring to a boil over medium heat, and let the butter melt fully. Take the pan off the heat and add flour mixture.
 Durian Cream Puff Recipe Stir with a spatula until the flour is fully mixed in.
 Durian Cream Puff Recipe Return saucepan to the heat and stir constantly with a spatula until the dough comes away from the sides of the pan and forms a thick smooth ball, about 1-2 minutes.
 Durian Cream Puff Recipe Let the dough cool to lukewarm temperature. Add beaten egg slowly.
 Durian Cream Puff Recipe Beat using a mixer or hand blender.
 Durian Cream Puff Recipe Continue to mix until you have a smooth thick paste.
 Durian Cream Puff Recipe This is the consistency of the dough (it will fall from a spoon in a thick ribbon).
 Durian Cream Puff Recipe Spoon or pipe 12 small mounds of dough onto the baking sheet, spacing about 5 cm (2 inch) apart.
 Durian Cream Puff Recipe Dab your fingers in water and gently flatten the tops of each dough. If you like a golden glazed finish, brush the tops with beaten egg instead.
 Durian Cream Puff Recipe Bake for 15 minutes at preheated oven of 200°C (400° F). The dough will puff up like a ball as shown. Continue to bake for a further 20-30 minutes (mine took 20 minutes) or until the shells are a nice amber color.
 Durian Cream Puff Recipe When the shell is split, it is hollow and almost dry inside.
Durian Cream Puff Recipe The three puffs on the left are moistened with water, while the four on the right, with a more glazed look, are brushed with egg wash. If you intend to dust with icing sugar, you probably don’t need egg wash.
 Durian Cream Puff Recipe Making durian cream filling: In a mixer, add whipping cream and beat just until stiff peaks form.
 Durian Cream Puff Recipe Stir in the durian flesh and continue beating at medium speed until the paste is smooth.
 Durian Cream Puff Recipe Cut the pastry shells in half and fill or pipe with durian cream.
Durian Cream Puff Recipe Dust with icing sugar before serving, if preferred.

19 comments on “Durian Cream Puffs”

  1. Thank you for the recipe and link to tutorial for choux pastry. It was my first time making today and the puffs turned out beautifully! Only change I made was I couldn’t bear to waste an egg so used milk wash instead. It didn’t produce a perfect golden colour but the final puffs were dusted with icing sugar anyway so it didn’t matter one bit. So yummy and worth the effort. It’s close to impossible to find ready made durian puffs in Melbourne where I live so I envision making this again and again throughout the year! Thank you.

  2. Thanks for your wonderful recipe! I think my nozzle use wrongly and sadly my puff don’t raise :(

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