There are a number of things you can do with cream puffs. They range from filling them with sweet fillings for dessert to savory fillings for appetizers to garnishes on cake. I am using these gluten free red velvet cream puffs to create a croquembouche (a cone-shaped tree with a crunchy caramel). Join me on this adventure by making the cream puffs today. They can easily be frozen. Look for the next recipe, my Gluten Free Croquembouche!
Gluten Free Red Velvet Cream Puffs
Serving these gluten free red velvet cream puffs anytime during the year can be a festive way of celebrating any occasion. However, during the holidays and Valentine's Day is perfect!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 2 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings 20 small cream puffs
- 1 recipe Mini Gluten Free Chocolate Cream Puffs*
- Gluten free red food coloring AmeriColor Red Gel or McCormick liquid, to the desired color
Make the chocolate cream puffs as described in the above-linked recipe, but add red velvet food coloring to the slightly cooled dough when you add the eggs. Notice what the color of the chocolate cream puff dough looks like and how they turned out a bit darker or close the color of the dough. Once baked, they almost are two-toned in color. Use this as a gauge to how much food coloring to add.
Use these red velvet cream puffs to stuff with savory filings to serve as appetizers. It can be as simple as chicken or egg salad. For sweet treats, fill them sweetened whipped cream, chocolate or caramel topping/sauce, ice cream, Bavarian cream, and more. Make a croquembouche for a special occasion or holiday.
*If you are allergic to chocolate, you can add red food coloring to the Traditional Gluten Free Cream Puffs.