Cream puffs are an amazing pastry to have for breakfast or afternoon tea. Having these on your dining table would add the sense of royalty that transports you back to the era of the French Royal Court.
All about Puffs
Generally, puffs are made of four basic ingredients which usually consist of butter, water, flour and eggs. When it is baked and risen, it will have an airy hole in the center where bakers will typically inject sweet fillings such as whipped cream, pastry cream or ice cream.
Some cream puffs are decorated, some left plain while others are topped with powdered sugar or chocolate sauce, depending on the baker’s creativity. Chilled ones are especially tasty when accompanied by a cup of hot chocolate. In the pastry world, it is also known as profiterole or chou a la creme.
Here in Kuching, bakers and pastry makers go beyond the traditional by inventing local fillings for cream puffs. One well-known puff is none other than the durian cream puffs which are loved well by the locals. The bakers will take out the durian pulps, that will be pureed and whisked well into the whipped cream that is already well done. It will then be injected or topped, depending on how the pastry chef wants their puff to look like.
Historical facts of cream puffs
Before whipped cream filling was introduced, it was baked, sliced and filled with cheese mixtures that melt by the warmth of the buns out of ovens. Herbs were also used to give extra flavour to the buns.
This pastry is sought after by the nobles and wealthy people of the time. However, it is not the same as the ones we know today. Back then, the mixture was baked into three- or four-inches cake basted with rosewater, lemon and sugar to create a layered pastry.
Towards the seventeenth century, the recipe mixture became well known as choux pastry because of its cabbage-like buns. The word cabbage is called choux in French.
Now, cream puffs are easily found in bakeries and even supermarkets. What used to be on the table of the nobles’ dining room is now a favourite dessert that everyone can have. If you are looking for great puffs for a tea party or personal breakfast and evening teatime, you can find it in here in Desserts.my.
For fruit lovers, you can find Fruit Cream Puff from Sweetologist. It is sold in a box of three from twelve ringgit. In the box is assorted cream puffs such as chocolate with fresh fruits and cream as the filling.
Another local favourite creeping up is the Polo Puff. It is also sold in a box of three for RM12 for assorted flavours namely chocolate and vanilla custard. It is filled with fresh creamy custard cream.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Delivery is now available thanks to our delivery arm. Also, you may place an order and self-pickup from eleven in the morning to four in the afternoon according to the calendar provided on the website. Puffs are best served cold to enjoy its crunchy texture and is best to be consumed within twenty-four hours after purchase.
This one stop dessert shop uses an international secure payment portal named paypal to receive payment from customers so you do not have to worry when ordering. It is one hundred per cent secure and is also used worldwide by other vendors. Once you made your payment, you are good to go.
Because of the fragile nature of cakes and pastries, we collaborated with a veteran delivery service that leads pastry dispatch. They uses vans or cars to transport your orders safely, so you do not have to worry about receiving a smudged cake.
Are you looking to have the local Borneo dessert for your tea-time instead? We recommend getting the Sweet Purple Kek Lapis which goes well for an afternoon tea break. The taste of yam and coconut with a hint of strawberry flavour will surely compliment your day.