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JOANRENALDO is asking: (2 answers)
I HAVE TRIED TO MAKE THE CREAM PUFF RECIPE BY SHELLIE WENDEL 2 TIMES, BUT THEY DO NOT RISE WHEN BAKING. LIVING IN FLORIDA, I THINK IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE WATER. CAN YOU ADVISE ME PLEASE.

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Last updated: Mar. 25, 2014 3:17 pm
Posted: Mar. 25, 2014 9:47 am
 
Answered by: janet7th
Mar. 25, 2014 9:55 am
If you think your tap water is to blame, try using bottled water.
 
Answered by: AllieGeekPi
Mar. 25, 2014 10:03 am
Cream puff pastry is also called Choux Pastry and it needs to be done just right. I recommend trying a professionally written recipe such as this one where the steps are very specifically defined: http://www.joyofbaking.com/CreamPuffs.html
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AllieGeekPi
Mar. 25, 2014 10:05 am
I speak from experience :-o)
 
sassyoldlady
Mar. 25, 2014 10:20 am
I had good luck with this one. It is just a basic Choux, but yes, you might want to try bottled water if you are on well water especially.
 
sassyoldlady
Mar. 25, 2014 10:20 am
Oops, here's the link... http://allrecipes.com/personalrecipe/62802216/classic-cream-puffs/detail.aspx
 
JOANRENALDO
Mar. 25, 2014 10:43 am
THANKS FOR THE ADVICE
 
ARname
Mar. 25, 2014 11:32 am
yum been a long time since I had an eclaire will try joy of baking method. Thanks for asking JOAN and thanks for recommending Allie!
 
chairlifter
Mar. 25, 2014 1:40 pm
Might be that in Florida, you are at sea level, and you are stuck in that "altitude" factor of cooking, more especially baking!
 
linda2d
Mar. 25, 2014 3:02 pm
Most recipes are designed for sea level, that's why high altitude can require adjustments.
 
Mar. 25, 2014 3:17 pm
I don't the water is your issue. I use a version of the recipe all the time and it works great. Let the dough cool after cooking before you place in the mixer. Add eggs 1 at a time and continue beating until the batter looks like smooth cake frosting (it takes a few minutes to come together). Bake first at 400 so they puff up, about 15 minutes or so. Then lower heat to 325 and continue baking so the insides can dry out and finish baking. News to me that anywhere is Florida is considered high altitude !!!!!
 
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