Gluten Free Foodie Friday: Key Lime Cream Puffs

June 4, 2011


For all of those (myself included!) who thought a gluten free cream puff was a rare, elusive creation, stand corrected! This are relatively easy to make, super delicious and terribly impressive. While the lime filling is super tasty, why not experiment with other pastry creams?
Gluten Free Key Lime Cream Puffs
Key Lime Cream Filling
1/2 cup key lime juice (about 15 key limes)
Zest of 9 of the key limes, separated
1 egg
1/3 cup organic cane sugar
1 cup whipping cream
4-9 tbsp. powdered sugar (this is up to you)
Cream puffs:
8 oz. water
4 oz. unsalted butter, cut into pieces
5/8 oz. (19 g) tapioca starch
1 oz. (27 g) potato starch
1 3/8 oz. (38 g) brown rice flour
1 oz. (29 g) sweet rice flour
4 large eggs
1/8 tsp. kosher salt
1 tbsp. sugar
(Optional: 1 egg mixed with a little water for an egg wash)
Make your filling first. Wash key limes and zest nine of them.

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melissa smith's picture

Any sub suggestions for egg and dairy ingredients?