Easy Strawberry Cream Puffs in the Microwave

Easy Strawberry Cream Puffs in the Microwave

You can make cream puffs using only a microwave and an oven. It's an easy recipe that even a novice can make.

Ingredients: makes 12 cream puffs

Choux pastry
120 ml
60 g
Cake flour
60 g
Egg (Medium)
Heavy whipping cream (whipped)
as needed
Powdered sugar
as needed


1. In a large heatproof bowl, add the water and the butter (cut into small pieces). Add 1 teaspoon of the cake flour (from the amount shown above), and microwave, uncovered, at 600W for about 2-3 minutes.
2. After the butter mixture comes to a rapid boil, add the remaining cake flour all at once and knead quickly with a spatula. Microwave at 500W for about 50 seconds and then stir quickly.
3. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl. Add the beaten eggs into the choux pastry dough in 3 to 4 batches while checking its consistency. The dough should slowly drip from the spatula when you scoop it up.
4. Add all the dough into a piping bag with a 1 cm diameter round piping tip. If you don't have a piping tip, you can just cut the tip of the piping bag to make a 1 cm diameter.
5. Pipe out the dough into 12 equal portions, leaving space in between. If you are using a steam oven, prepare the water for steaming.
6. Mist some water onto the dough, and bake it at 200℃ for 27-30 minutes. Once the choux pastry shells are done baking, leave them in the oven for around 5 minutes.
7. Slice the choux pastry shells in half, leaving a hinge.
8. Pipe in the whipped cream and add the strawberries.

Story Behind this Recipe

I've failed trying to make cream puffs so many times.
I learned from those mistakes and created this easy, no-fail cream puff recipe.
Once you get the hang of it, it's easy to make.