Answer: Cream puffs should be completely cool, allowing the center to dry out a bit before filling.
Cream puffs are best served fresh, especially when filled with cream filling. However, you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. They can be served cold or simply come to room temperature before serving.
Puffs can be served warm as an appetizer or at room temperature for dessert. – When filling puffs, use a serrated knife and a gentle sawing motion to split the cooled puffs and leave the peaks as nice as possible.
Storage of Cream Puffs: Serve same day for best flavor. They can be kept uncovered in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Store baked cream puffs in an airtight plastic container or resealable plastic grocery bag to keep them from drying out. Keep bowls in the fridge and use within 24 hours. Baked cream puffs can be frozen in a resealable plastic freezer bag for up to 2 months.
Storage and Preparation: You can store the unfilled cream puff shells (at the end of step 9) for up to 24 hours at room temperature or freeze for up to 1 month.
Profiteroles can be enjoyed hot or cold but are best served the day they are made.
A: Cream puffs can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days; freeze for longer storage. If your cream puffs have gone soft in storage, they can be crisped up in the oven before filling and serving. To get crisp again; Bake uncovered at 300°F for about 5 to 8 minutes.
Just thaw and serve. Thawing Guidelines: Remove the required number of frozen mini eclairs from the pan and arrange on a serving platter. Thaw for about 30 minutes at room temperature or about 1 hour in the fridge. Your delicious dessert is ready to serve.
Important: Profiterols are not suitable for heating. Before serving, check that the sauce is consistently warm.
If you forgot to take your puff pastry out of the freezer, or if you want to make a quick dough, you can quickly defrost it in the microwave. All you have to do is wrap one sheet at a time in a paper towel and microwave on high for 30 seconds.
Cream Puff Prices at the State Fair
Single: $5. 3-pack: $14. 6-pack $25.
Table manners when eating eclairs. These cream-filled puff pastries are always eaten with a knife and fork. Simply cut carefully so that the filling does not squirt out.
Cream puffs, also known as donuts or choux à la crème, originally from France but have been known in the United States since the mid-19th century. An 1850 story in the Brooklyn Evening Star mentions that “several hundreds” of “cream puffs” were being sold in Brooklyn bakeries every day at that time.