Orange-Chocolate Puffs

Easy-to-make cream puffs are the perfect “containers” for a chocolaty orange whipped-cream filling.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 6

1
cup water
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
5
eggs
1 1/2
cups whipping (heavy) cream
1/3
cup powdered sugar
3
tablespoons baking cocoa
1 1/2
teaspoons grated orange peel
4
ounces semisweet baking chocolate
2
tablespoons water
1
tablespoon honey

  • 1 Heat oven to 400ºF. Grease cookie sheet; lightly flour. Heat 1 cup water, the butter and salt to a rapid boil in 2 1/2-quart saucepan. Stir in flour. Stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball; remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 2 Beat in eggs, one at a time with wire whisk, until smooth. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart into 16 mounds onto cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake about 30 minutes or until puffed and golden brown; cool. Cut off tops; reserve. Pull out any strands of soft dough.
  • 4 Beat whipping cream, powdered sugar, cocoa and orange peel in chilled medium bowl on high speed until stiff. Fill puffs with whipped cream mixture; replace tops. Mound puffs on large serving plate.
  • 5 Heat remaining ingredients over low heat until smooth; drizzle over puffs. Refrigerate any remaining puffs.

Expert Tips

Pile these scrumptious puffs in a pyramid, and provide tongs or a large spoon for serving.

If you aren’t an orange lover, just omit the orange peel in the filling.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
(
Calories from Fat
335 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
37 g
37 %
(Saturated Fat
18 g,
18 %
),
Cholesterol
240 mg
240 %;
Sodium
360 mg
360 %;
Total Carbohydrate
41 g
41 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
10 g
10 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
26%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.