Eclair & Cream Puff Dough 101

Eclair & Cream Puff Dough 101

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Areatha Daniels


This is a recipe I learned years ago in high school. (YES, WE HAD FIRE TO COOK WAY BACK THEN. (smile) What i learned years later is, there's a lot of other recipes that start with this basic dough. Have fun with it..sweet or savory.



★★★★★ 3 votes

30 Min
35 Min



  • 1 c
    water, boiling
  • 1 c
    butter ( 1 stick )
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 4 medium

How to Make Eclair & Cream Puff Dough 101


  1. In sauce pan, Bring water to a boil.

    Add salt and butter pieces, let melt over medium heat.
  2. Add all of flour at once to water

    wisk well until smooth ( no lumps ) LET COOL for 7 min.
  3. Add one egg at a time ( wisk each egg until smooth and shiny) It will be very sticky

    DOUGH IS DONE. (smile)
  4. load dough in pastry bag (zip-lock) and cut whole in tip (dime size)
  5. for ECLIARS...squeeze lightly a (finger length) application of dough on prepared baking sheet

    for PUFFS... squeeze in circular motion a little larger than a quater
  6. Bake for 30-35 min. @ 400 F and golden brown
  7. Let cool
    Fill with you favorite filling (cream or pudding)
    Top with icing and decorate GET CREATIVE !

    ENJOY !

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About Eclair & Cream Puff Dough 101

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Eastern European
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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