➤ by Lydia Fulson
Making air fryer cream puffs, luftfritteuse Windbeutel, is a delightfully easy endeavor. This easy cream puff recipe will become your go-to company dessert!
No air fryer? No problem. Use this recipe and make them in your oven instead.
This is such a refreshing treat alongside a hot cup of tea. I made these in my air fryer for my parents and myself, and we only had three left the next day! ... It's hard to have leftovers with something this yummy!
I absolutely love cream puffs and have many memories of making them with Oma for birthdays, summer parties, etc. So, to make these for my family at home brought back some old kitchen nostalgia!
I had only made these cream puffs in the oven, and making them in my Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven was so much fun. I was skeptical at how well it would work and if they would turn out as good as they did when I made them with Oma.
Speaking of ... do check out the recipe for our fancy Cream Puff Swans!
This recipe for cream puffs in the air fryer is very similar, just a bit quicker, and different due to having to switch trays halfway through bake time. I know it seems that there are lots of steps, but this is a very simple recipe!
It's as simple as that!
There are so many things to make with the dough used to make these cream puffs.
Using a piping bag, you can make longer cylinder shapes to make eclair-style donuts. These are one of my favorite desserts, but I can't always find them in stores. So, why not make them myself in my handy fryer.
You could always make smaller puffs and use the leftover dough to make eclairs. Then you have a mix of different, fun, and yummy pastries.
You could also make the cream puff swans as mentioned above, they're perfect for parties and add a funky flair to your dessert. Also, on the swan puff page, you can see a cream puff cake made by my sister, Alana, and my Oma. This is an amazing way to get that cream puff flavor but in a larger, more classy way!
Don't forget to drizzle your pastry choice with chocolate sauce! Whichever design you choose, chocolate sauce is a beautiful and delicious topper!
Whip It can sometimes be a tricky ingredient to find. If you live in the country or a small town like I do, then it may be hard to find at your local grocery store. However, sometimes I'm just not looking hard enough! It does come in such a small package, and they always tend to hide it in between big things in the baking section.
If you still can't find it at your local grocery store and just so happen to be in a bigger city or stores with more variety, then that will most likely be your best bet. Places such as Walmart and Fortinos often are where I can find mine. If you have these in your area, be sure to check their baking aisle or international aisle.
But if you still can't seem to find it in any of your stores, no worries! There are substitutes for sure. I can personally relate to needing to do this as well.
The best substitute that I've used is one that Oma taught me. Use 1 tbsp instant vanilla pudding powder for every 1 package of Whip It. Or, perhaps you're more of a chocolate person. In that case, use chocolate instant pudding powder instead of vanilla. Don't be afraid to switch it up to your liking!
Remember not to overwhip while making your whipping cream. If you over-mix it, you can end up making butter! This has happened to me before ... and I won't make that mistake again!
When mixing, keep an eye on the texture. If you see stiff peaks forming, that's exactly what you want. You'll notice pretty quickly if you start making butter. You'll notice that it becomes a lot harder to mix, seeing as you're starting to create something more substantial than whipped cream. If you see chunks are starting to form, that's also a sign that you're over mixing.
But if it isn't too far gone just yet, you can add a little more cream to your mixture and mix on a low setting.
Once you get the right consistency, it's so simple to scoop into your cream puffs!
Cheese Spätzle is a traditional German noodle dish. A sort of Germanized version of 'Mac & Cheese', only better! Käsespätzle - YUM!
This vegan German-style Leek and Lentil Stew with Potatoes (Linseneintopf mit Kartoffeln und Lauch) is my new favorite recipe. It's quick and easy to prepare, filling, and delicious.
This German streusel fruit tart, Obstkuchen mit Streusel, uses either fresh or canned fruit, such as apricots, peaches, cherries. A delicious treat, just like Oma bakes.
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