02/26/2013 09:09 am ET

Cream Puff Recipes, Profiterole Recipes, Delicious Whatever You Call Them (PHOTOS)

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We can think of very few foods as visually stunning as the cream puff. Even for those of us more inclined toward savory treats than sweet, ice cream or fluffy chantilly cream sandwiched between light-as-air pastry is pretty hard to resist.

Cream puffs, or profiteroles as they're sometimes called, can seem really intimidating to those of us who are not frequent bakers. But the truth is, once you nail pâte à choux dough, your cream-puff-recipes-sky is the limit. The magical thing about this particular pastry, is that as it bakes, it puffs up so that the inside is hollow. Which is -- hello -- a perfect place to pipe pastry cream, right? Check out the profiterole recipes below and let us know what you decide to fill yours with!

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Cream Puff Recipes


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