Strawberry Buttermilk Whipped Cream Puffs are bright, delicious twist on the old classic. Buttermilk Whipped Cream adds a whole new level of flavor!
It was about time for a good dessert around here!
I was born a bookworm and I’m always reading at least two or three books at a time. Always. The past few months I’ve read a lot of heavy books:
- I read Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, which was a stark, heartbreaking look at a very broken system that keeps poverty painfully alive.
- I listened to Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right and I enjoyed it (though I would recommend getting a hard copy of this book because the audiobook got confusing), but politics are always heavy.
- I read A Little Life, which was maybe one of the saddest books I have ever read. Beautiful, but I finished that book sobbing.
- Lab Girl was great on audiobook, and I love brave, deeply personal memoirs, but it wasn’t light reading.
- Most recently, I finished the YA book The Hate U Give, and Zadie Smith’s newest novel, Swing Time. Both took on the big topics of race and Zadie Smith added gender and colonialism into the mix too.
- Then I moved on to The Blood of Emmett Till, which is powerful and intense.
There were a lot of good reads, but I’m ready for something a little, or a lot, lighter.
A few days ago, I tried to start Lincoln in the Bardo. I’ve been anxiously awaiting George Saunders’ first novel because I’m a big fan of his short stories (and I’m not really a short story fan). And I think it’s going to be good, but I had to put it down. After all of the heavy reading I’ve done lately, I just needed something lighter than Lincoln at his son’s grave.
So, Sophie Kinsella it is. I started My Not So Perfect Life last night and I think I’ve found the right ride for now. Which brings me to cream puffs.
Strawberry Buttermilk Whipped Cream Puffs
These Buttermilk Whipped Cream Puffs are so fun! They are light and only lightly sweetened too. Adding cultured buttermilk into freshly whipped cream was one of the best ideas I ever had. The idea to stuff it into a fluffy cream puff was a close second in genius.
The buttermilk adds new dimensions of flavor to a simple whipped cream, making it one of the most delicious things I’ve ever tasted. Buttermilk Whipped Cream is both tangy and sweet, which is a delectable combo. Strawberries, with their own bright, tangy sweetness make these a heavenly treat.
These are easy to whip up. I promise! Don’t be scared of making cream puffs – it’s easier than it seems. I mostly follow Dorie Greenspan’s recipe for perfect cream puffs and they work every time. Then you’re only a few minutes away from buttermilk whipped cream. These Strawberry Buttermilk Whipped Cream Puffs may look fancy, but they’re really pretty simple behind the scenes.
They’re also pretty easy to eat. In fact, you’ll have a hard time only eating one. But they’re so good, you really won’t regret the second or even the third. Cream Puff dough adapted from Dorie Greenspan (link in post above)
For the Cream Puffs
For the Buttermilk Whipped Cream
For the Buttermilk Whipped Cream
To assemble Cream Puffs
Cream Puff dough adapted from Dorie Greenspan (link in post above)