Cream Puffs filled with a delicate Zabaione Cream… it doesn’t get better than that!
For the Cream Puffs:
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 ounces butter
1 cup water
4 large eggs
pinch of salt
For the Zabaione Cream:
10 egg yolks
10 tablespoons sugar
10 tablespoons sweet Marsala wine
Make the Cream Puffs:
In a pot add the water, the butter and salt.
Put the pot on the stove and melt the butter in the water.
Slowly add the flour and mix well until the flour is totally absorbed and you have a ball.
Put the ball in a stand mixer and one by one add the four eggs until you have a soft dough.
Preheat the oven at 425F.
Put the dough in a baker’s bag and deposit about 1 Tsp of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for about 20-22 mins. until the Cream Puffs turn golden.
Remove and set aside to cool.
Make the Zabaione Cream:
In a rounded bottom bowl add the egg yolks and the sugar.
With a hand mixer, mix the two ingredients well until you have a smooth whitish cream.
Slowly add the Marsala wine and continue to mix.
Once the Marsala has been completely absorbed into the cream, put the bowl in a water bath and continue to mix for another 15-20 minutes.
At this point, the cream will have swollen, firmed up and look velvety.
Make sure the water never boils while you are mixing as you do not want lumps in the cream.
Remove the cream from the water bath and let it cool.