Heart Shaped Almond Strawberry Cream Puff Recipe – Valentines YouTube Collab

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PART OF A VALENTINE DAY COLLAB!  Light and fluffy cream puff recipes with strawberries and toasted almonds. I will also show you how you can easily achieve these beautiful heart shape desserts just in time for valentines day!


So this is my very first YouTuber Collaboration.  Four of us new food YouTubers got together and worked together to bring you awesome recipes to get you into the spirit of Valentines Day.  Each of us brings a unique Valentine’s day them recipe.  Thought it might be good to give you some options and collaborations are suppose to help to promote each of our channels.  Check them out and give a hit on that subscribe button if you like what you see.  Click on the pictures at the end of this post to check them out!

I love cream puffs so for my video I thought I would make cream puffs especially for Valentines Day. Cream puffs in general  are not hard to make and so impressive – btw that is my kind of recipe. In the spirit of Valentines, I make the pastries into hearts. I tried several ways to make them and by far the easiest was shaping the dough into hearts with a wet spoon and wet fingers. Make sure you check out my video to see how I do it exactly.  I fill them with fresh strawberries and toasted almonds for an added OOMPH!  Think of this as strawberry shortcake meets cream puff.  I really can eat a million of these.

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Another reason why I love this recipe is that you can freeze the finish product.  So I am going to be making triple this recipe and pack it up into containers and popping them into the freezer.  Just defrost it in the fridge for 4-5 hours before serving. Perfect when you going over to someone else’s houses and you don’t want to go empty handed!

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Heart Shaped Almond Strawberry Cream Puff Recipe

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 20

Ingredients

  • Pastry
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • Filling
  • 1 cup cold whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup strawberries finely diced
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. For Pastry
  2. Premix flour and sugar
  3. Over medium high heat, melt butter and water and bring to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, take off heat and add flour mixture and mix vigorously until combined.
  5. Put back onto heat and stir for 1 minute to dry out the dough a little (this lends to better absorption of the egg later).
  6. Add eggs 1/3 at a time and mix vigorously. The dough will separate but will come back together as you mix. When all the egg is combined, you are left with a glossy dough that slowly falls from the spoon.
  7. Pipe 16-20 1 inch rounds onto a line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  8. Using a small wet spoon, make large indents in the rounds. These will become the top of the hearts. (See YouTube Video)
  9. Using wet fingers, pinch the opposite ends of the rounds into the tips of the hearts (See YouTube Video).
  10. Bake it in the oven at 425F for 15 mins and then lower the heat to 350F for 8-10 minutes.
  11. Allow the pastry to cool on wired rack.
  12. For the Filling
  13. While baking the puffs, add cream, sugar and almond extract and whip in electric mixer for about 5 minutes or until stiff peaks.
  14. In a separate bowl combine the strawberries, sugar and vanilla and set aside.
  15. In a small frying pan on medium heat, toast almond slices for 3 mins. Mix the almonds for 1 minute over heat until the slices start to brown (optional).
  16. Putting the Cream Puffs Together
  17. Cut each of the pasties open and fill with a tsp of strawberries, a large dollop of whip cream and
  18. sprinkle with toasted almonds.
  19. Dust them with confectioners sugar, melted chocolate or even some condense milk.
  20. ENJOY

Notes

Cream Puffs can be frozen and thawed for 1-2 hours on the counter before serving.

http://www.chewiechews.com/heart-shaped-almond-strawberry-cream-puff-recipe/

Other Videos in the Collaboration for more Valentine Treat Ideas:

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30 thoughts on “Heart Shaped Almond Strawberry Cream Puff Recipe – Valentines YouTube Collab

    1. Chewie Post author

      Thanks Liz! I am not the hugest chocolate person myself, which is a bummer since chocolate is so popular in the food blog world LOL. These are really light desserts which is how i typically like them. But if some wanted to they could drizzle something sweet over these and fill it with ice cream instead of whip cream.

      I have been working on photography. I just got a dslr camera this xmas and still learning to use it. I am so glad you like the picture – its my best one yet :)

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  1. Diane

    These look fabulous! My mom used to make cream puffs years and years ago and I haven’t had one since. I love that you made them into hearts for Valentine’s Day!! Also, your filling sounds wonderful. I’ve only had them filled with pudding I guess? Yours look and sound great! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Chewie Post author

      Thanks Tara! I am continually working to improve my photography… it seems like people eat with their eyes so I find that to grow in the blogging world I have to work on picture taking :) I just started a few months ago and happy how far I have come for sure!

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    1. Chewie Post author

      That sounds fantastic! I have to get more meatless recipes up! Thanks for stopping by and the invite. Let me know more about it!

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    1. Chewie Post author

      I also was surprised how easy it is to make them when I looked into a few years ago. I love how easy yet feels impressive…my kind of recipe lol

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  2. Amanda (@mommygorun)

    You can freeze pastry????? They don’t get soggy when you thaw them out? Holy cow, I had no idea..
    I consider myself a pretty good cook, accidental foodie, if you will, but pastry has always scared the BLEEP out of me.
    They are so impressive, yet you make it look so easy. I might just have to bite the culinary bullet and try my hand at these little puffs of delight!!!

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    1. Chewie Post author

      Yup once assembled you can freeze it. It is a little softer after you thaw it bur not soggy. You should try it… I don’t like doing anything too hard hahaha

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  3. Runaway Bridal Planner

    These look fabulous!
    I’m a sucker for cream puff’s, but truth be told I have never had homemade ones. I think the only ones I have tried are the ones you buy in a box in a grocery store.
    These obviously look much better. I’m going to have to pin this to try sometime. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Chewie Post author

      They are yum! You can use ice cream too. I love them too from the freezer isle. But they are not too hard to make and impresses guests … I love that! :)

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    1. Chewie Post author

      Oh I hope you do give it a try! And they freeze well! So I make them and thaw a few when we visit friends :) thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Chewie Post author

      I am not the biggest chocolate fan myself. I hope ppl won’t unfriend me for that comment lol. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Sarah

    These sound amazing – if I’m feeling ambitious this weekend, the tiny humans and I may attempt this. My son is 3.5, and he’s just started to enjoy cooking with me. I’m visiting from the hop – and I’ll definitely be bookmarking your site – “no fuss” is exactly what I need when it comes to cooking.

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    1. Chewie Post author

      Awwww this so nice to hear. Little chews likes to mix stuff with me. Little humans can help fill. I can wait to connect some more Sarah!

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