Did you know that there’s a right way and a wrong way to eat a cream puff?
Since a cream puff is essentially a “sandwich”--two halves of a pastry puff filled with whipped cream—you might think that the right way to go at it is to bite down through the layers. Wrong.
Eating a cream puff like that will get whipped cream all over your shirt! Plus you’ll find yourself sneezing from the powdered sugar you have just inhaled. The “correct” (and mess-free) way to eat a cream puff is to scrape the top half across the bottom half, so that you end up with two cream-filled halves to enjoy, one at a time. One caution, however: do not, under any circumstances, ask someone to hold the second half for you while you eat the first.
You won’t get your second half back.
For a simple dessert, top your cream puffs with powdered sugar. To really gild the lily, dip the top half in a mocha glaze, as directed in Step 8.