Monday, August 8, 2011

Japanese Cream Puffs Recipe ☆ Australian measures

2011/09/30 UPDATE: Click Here for my Pai-Shuu Crispy Cream Puff Recipe (Similar to Beard Papa's)
All cup measurements here are for Australian metric 250mL! 
I also made a US recipe for American cups and ounces.

Little Japan Mama Cream Puffs (20-24)

120 g butter
3/4 cup water
1 1/3 cup plain flour, sifted
5 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar

Custard creme
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
3 cups milk
40g real butter
1/2 or 1 vanilla bean (I got excellent quality vanilla beans from India on ebay, sooo cheap!) Vanilla extract will do if you can't wait for your bean order.
+/- a cup of whipped fresh cream

1. Place butter, salt, sugar and water in a large saucepan over high heat.  When butter is melted and it starts to boil, remove from heat and...
2. Immediately tip in flour all at once, and beat into a firm dough with wooden spoon.
3. In a separate bowl, lightly whisk 5 eggs.  Add approximately one egg to the dough at a time, beating well in between with a wooden spoon.

4. Spoon into a piping bag and pipe directly downward onto paper-lined tray.  If you like, use chopsticks or fingers to pull pastry upwards on the sides, to make them taller and rough-surfaced.
5.  Place discs of Pai-Shuu Crust Dough on top.
6.  Immediately bake in a very hot oven 210-220 degrees Celcius, 25-30min until well puffed and browned then down to 100 degrees C for 40 min or more to dry.

(oven MUST be well pre-heated) (esp with these big puffs, don't turn the heat down early, they fell when I did that! wait until they're well puffed and the colour is fully developed.)

Custard creme
1. Using a whisk, Combine flour and sugar, 
2. add:  2 egg yolks and a small amount of the milk, whisk until combined.  Add remaining milk and scrape in vanilla pod.
3. stir over medium heat, till it thickens. Remove from heat.
4. mix in 40g real butter
5. allow to cool with plastic wrap on surface to prevent a skin. Refrigerate until cold.
6. If you like, beat cold custard cream until smooth and then add a cup of whipped fresh cream

The beard papa's I had in Japan was better than in Aus.  
And the "pai-shuu" I had from another patisserie was even better than that.  
(What? "Pie-shoe"??)

Pai-Shuu (Pie Choix - Japanese use the word "pie" for what American Beard Papa's calls "cookie")
It's the sweet crispiness of their cream puffs which is made by piping 2 layers simultaneously: choix pastry and cookie pastry.
I don't have such a machine, but we can make something similar without it.

Would you like to know how?
Click Here for my Pai-Shuu Crispy Shell Cream Puff Recipe (Similar to Beard Papa's)


  1. Thanks Sherry~ Congratulations on being the first person to ever comment on the blog! Crazy busy with work this week but will get back to continuing the blog soon!

  2. This dessert looks yummy! I will definately give it a try soon...

  3. @EftychiaThank-you Eftychia! I'm sure your cream puffs will turn out great because your cakes look fantastic!

  4. Hi.. I m a great fan of your blog.. Your secret stalker I guess.. Always wanted to try out your pie shuu crust.. but still to no avail..
    Promise u that I will try out d recipe in these one or two days.. Kindly allow me to copy out d recipe for my 1st trial of d pie shuu crust.. I m very familiar with cream puff recipe, but not with the pi shuu crust..

    I will definitely back-link to you should I post an entry of d above..

  5. I worked at Beard Papa Brisbane store, for our custard you half corn flour half plain flour and it will taste more like our custard.

    we would beat the sugar, vanilla and egg yolks then add the flour while the milk was heating. then add some hot milk to the bowl and beat then add all the bowl back into the rest of the hot milk then mix till it thickens then take of heat put in butter and wait for it to cool. then mix in whipped cream.

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