Cream Puffs with Haupia Filling

Delicious Cream Puffs with Haupia Filling

It was fairly simple to make, and the haupia cream puffs were really good. Even the cream puffs unfilled tasted like a light croissant. Enjoy!

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Cream Puffs with Haupia Filling
Cuisine: Hawaiian Local Style Recipe
Ingredients
  • Cream puffs:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 oz. butter or 6 tablespoons, room temperature, sliced
  • 4 to 5 eggs
  • Haupia filling:
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Dash salt
  • ½ cup cornstarch, water
  • Powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Cream puffs:
  2. Combine flour, sugar and salt; set aside.
  3. In a medium size pot, add water, milk and butter and bring up to a boil. Stir frequently so everything is blended together.
  4. Add all flour mixture to pot and keep temperature at medium to medium high. Keep stirring until mixture forms into a ball.
  5. Remove from heat and keep stirring to cool dough until warm. Then stir in eggs one at a time.
  6. Add dough to pastry bag, ziploc bag or you can drop by spoonfuls 2-inches apart.
  7. Line baking pan with parchment paper, or grease bottom of pan.
  8. Squeeze out mixture until you have a 1½ to 2-inch wide circle. Then wet finger tip and lightly press down on top of dough.
  9. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bake for 10 minutes and then lower heat to 375 degrees for another 20 to 25 minutes. Cool.
  10. Haupia filling:
  11. Add enough water to cornstarch to dissolve; set aside.
  12. In a medium size saucepan, add coconut milk, sugar and salt and bring almost to a bowl. Remove from heat and add in cornstarch mixture; stirring continuously. Lower heat and place saucepan back; stir until mixture thickens. Remove and let cool for about 10 minutes; stir a few times throughout.
  13. Cut pasty puff and spoon desired amount of haupia.
  14. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and shredded coconut, optional
  15. Serve while warm, or let set in refrigerator.
Notes
Original instructions are to bake at 450 degrees. Depending on your oven, this may burn the bottoms of pastry. It burnt mine, so I had to be sure rack was set on upper middle and temperature at 425 degrees, and lowered to 375 degrees. Just check on it as it gets closer to completion.

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