Vanilla Sugar Puffs

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    2½ dozen

    2-inch puffs
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques

By Shauna Sever

Published 2012

  • About

These light, airy puffs, known as chouquettes in French, are the sort of delightful treat you can eat a dozen of in one sitting without realizing what you’ve done. With a few small tweaks to the recipe, you can easily make a batch of Mini Vanilla Éclairs.


For the dough

  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • ½ cup (


  • Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a heavy-bottomed 2-