Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cream Puff Love

I'm pretty excited about this!  My mom makes this super yummy dessert that is a take on a cream puff.  I love it.  Everyone I know that has ever had a piece of the dessert loves it.  So in my interest to continue living as close to normal when it comes to my eating I thought I would try to make a low carb version of it.  I believe I nailed it!  My hubby loved it and I loved it!  Even my little one wanted to eat more.

I have to say it is NOT low calorie or low in fat.  I replaced the milk with a mixture of whipping cream and water.  I probably could have reduced even the amount of cream by using more water and I probably will next time.  I also tried replacing the flour with Soy flour.  It has a different consistency than regular flour but it worked.  So here's a picture of this luscious lovely.
Cream Puff-
Bring to boil 1C. of water & 1stick of butter.  All at once add 1C. of the Soy flour and mix vigorously.  Take off heat, let cool slightly and beat in 4 eggs, one at a time, till thick and smooth.  This part didn't come out the same as it does with a cup of all-purpose flour.  But I didn't give up.  I actually made 8 blobs on a cookie sheet and poured the rest into a greased 8x8 pan.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20-30min. till golden brown,  and crossed my fingers.  The consistency was more like runny pudding than the usual thick dough that comes out.  To my surprise it still worked.  We made 8 pastries that in the future I will use for breakfast sandwiches, muffins, anything we would want bread for and a cake. And I divided the pan into 9 servings.

Custard filling-
Beat soften 8oz. cream cheese
Add 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream 
and 1cup of water mix till blended
Add 1lrg. box of sugar free vanilla pudding
Beat 1minute and let stand for 15min.
Spoon on to crust and top with whipped topping.

I didn't use all the custard on the cake.  I just use enough to cover it and estimated that each serving has 1/4c.
Here's the nutrition facts I came up with:
1/4 C. of custard is
119.5 cal.
21  fat
2.44 carbs
less than a gram of protein

17 servings of pastry-
per serv.-
75.29 Cal.
6.5g. fat
1.88g. carbs
(1.17countable carbs)
2.35g. protein

If you would like the totals for each recipe so then you can divide it up as you wish please let me know and I will send you that information.
I highly recommend this dessert.  You can also drizzle Magic Shell Chocolate and let it set up in the refrigerator.  And if you don't want low carb just use all purpose flour instead of the soy and use milk for the whipping cream/water.

You will be a hit with this dessert!

Let me know if you try it.


  1. Oh for the love of all Yumm~~ness! Thanks for sharing...I am going to keep this in mind for Easter :)

  2. Yummy! So glad you shared this at our Shine on Fridays party!

    1. Hi Amy!
      Thank you. I love this blogging network and I'm really excited to meet new people. The party's are so exciting to see what others are doing.