How to make Red Velvet Cream Puffs -

Delicious puffs with red velvet flavour, piped with whipped cream

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Butter (मक्खन )

Cuisine : French

Course : Desserts

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Red Velvet Cream Puffs

Red Velvet Cream Puffs Recipe Card


French cuisine consists of cooking traditions and practices from France. At one time French cuisine was heavily influenced by Italian cuisine.  It was in the 17th century that some chefs led a movement that developed France’s own indigenous style by shifting it away from its foreign influences. Cheese and wine are a major part of the cuisine, playing different roles regionally and nationally, with many variations.
French cuisine was codified in the 20th century as the modern haute cuisine. Knowledge of French cooking has contributed significantly to Western cuisines and its criteria are used widely in Western cookery school boards and culinary education. 
French regional cuisine is characterized by its extreme diversity and style. Traditionally, each region of France has its own distinctive cuisine.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Red Velvet Cream Puffs Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup

  • Butter , cut into cubes 3/4 cup

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 3/4 cup

  • Edible red cochineal colour 1 teaspoon

  • Pastry cream 1 1/2 cups

  • Fresh mint sprigs a few for garnish

  • Choux paste

  • Refined flour (maida) 3/4 cup

  • Butter 75 grams

  • Salt a pinch

  • Eggs 3


Step 1

Take butter in a bowl and beat with an electric beater till smooth. Add castor sugar and beat well.

Step 2

Add edible red cochineal colour and beat. Add flour and beat well into a stiff dough. Cover with a cling film and refrigerate for 25-30 minutes.

Step 3

Place the dough on a parchment paper, cover with another parchment paper and roll out into ½ cm thick sheet.

Step 4

Remove the parchment paper which was on top and cut the sheet into roundels with a medium sized cookie cutter. Place on a baking tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 5

To prepare choux paste, heat butter in a deep non-stick pan. Add 1 cup water and mix. Add salt and bring the mixture to boil.

Step 6

Add flour and whisk till well combined. Transfer in a bowl and cool.

Step 7

Preheat oven to 180° C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Step 8

Add eggs, one by one, to the choux paste and beat well with an electric beater till soft.

Step 9

Fill a piping bag fitted with a nozzle with choux paste and pipe out small portions on the lined tray.

Step 10

Place one red velvet dough roundel on top of each portion of choux paste.

Step 11

Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly.

Step 12

Cut a thin slice on the top part of each cream puff to make a cavity and reserve the thin slice.

Step 13

Fill pastry cream into another piping bag fitted with star nozzle and pipe into the cavity of the cream rolls. Garnish with mint sprigs, cover partially with the reserved top slice.

Step 14

Arrange them on a serving platter and serve.

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