Mango Coconut Cream Puffs with Mango Mojito Sauce

“THERE SHALL BE ETERNAL SUMMER IN THE GRATEFUL HEART.”  Celia Thaxter

Mango Coconut Cream Puffs with Mango Mojito Sauce | From My Sweet Heart

Well it is that time of year.  Though it is not technically autumn, September 1st always feels like the beginning of fall to me, no matter what the weather.  In my mind, I just know that summer is over.  So The Baking Group (not yet officially named), has decided to give summer a tropical send off! Since I realized that I haven’t eaten one mango all season, I decided to mix a combination of tropical flavors into one little cream puff!  Sweet cream, mangoes, coconut, spiced rum and mint all mix and mingle to create a light, clean, fresh bite.

 

I love making cream puffs!  They really lend themselves to any season, a variety of fillings, and are a great canvas to many sweet and savory offerings.  The pastry itself is so light and airy.  And for this tropical theme, I wanted to keep the filling the same.  The rum spiked mango puree, flecked with mint, gives it just the right kick for dipping.

 

Mango Coconut Cream Puffs with Mango Mojito Sauce | From My Sweet Heart

 

Yields:  24 small cream puffs

Level of Difficulty:  easy

 

FOR THE CREAM PUFFS:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten (plus another lightly beaten egg for the egg wash)

Preheat your oven to 400°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Whisk together the flour, sugar and salt and set aside.

In a large saucepan over medium high heat, bring the butter and water to a boil.  Then take the pan off the heat and stir in the flour mixture all at once.  When the mix is combined, return the pan to medium heat and continue to stir constantly for another 2-3 minutes, until the dough pulls away from the side of the pan and forms a smooth ball.  Transfer the dough to the bowl of your electric mixer and beat on low until the dough comes back to room temperature.  This should take a few minutes.  Then begin slowly adding your beaten eggs.  The mix will separate at first before it comes back together.  Continue to mix until you have a smooth, thick paste which drops from the spoon in a thick ribbon.  Pipe or spoon mounds of batter about 2 inches apart on your baking sheets.  Brush the mounds gently with the egg wash, smoothing them out as you go.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Then reduce your oven heat to 350°F and continue to bake for 30-35 minutes until the puffs are golden brown.  Cool on a wire rack.

 

Mango Coconut Cream Puffs with Mango Mojito Sauce | From My Sweet Heart

 

MANGO COCONUT CREAM FILLING:

  • 2 cups of peeled, pitted and diced mango (about 4 mangoes)
  • 1 cup of creme fraiche, chilled
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar (plus more for sprinkling)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Stir the creme fraiche and the diced mango, and coconut together.  In the bowl of your electric mixer, whip the cream and confectioners sugar until stiff peaks form.  Fold the whipping cream into the mango mix and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Slice the cooled cream puffs in half.  Spoon the mango filling into the center.  Replace the top half of the cream puff and sprinkle generously with more powdered sugar.  Serve with Spice Mango Mojito Sauce.

SPICED MANGO MOJITO SAUCE:

  • 2 large mangoes, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 6 Tablespoons of vanilla yogurt
  • 4 Tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons of spiced rum
  • 1 Tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of finely chopped mint.

 

Mango Coconut Cream Puffs with Mango Mojito Sauce | From My Sweet Heart

 

Puree the mangoes in a blender until smooth.  Transfer to a medium bowl.  (You should have about 1 1/2 cups).  Add the yogurt, sugar, rum, lime juice and mint.  Stir until smooth and serve with your cream puffs.

Please visit my fellow bakers to see how they fulfilled their tropical desires:

Simply Sweet Justice

The Deep Dish

The Orgasmic Chef

:-P

Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit

Comments

  1. How beautiful! Now why didn’t I try something like that with mango out of a can?

    You’re way ahead of me!

  2. OMG, what delicious puffs!

  3. Oh my, what a delicious way to send off summer! I for one am ready for fall, including baking with fall spices, pumpkin, etc…but these look way too good to pass up!

  4. What beautiful puffs, I love the sound of the mango mojito sauce!

    • Thanks Laura….and I really enjoyed your cookie butter bars and fabulous guest post with Cassie at Bake Your Day! : )

  5. Anne, this is incredible! I love the mango mojito sauce. Thank you for sharing your talents!

  6. Mmmm just by making it mango flavoured, it has turned these puffs into something else :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  7. It’s pretty chilly over here in the morning time already…this year we had maybe just a week of summer…no kidding…a summer with lots of rain and the temperature kept staying below 20C…my tomato plants are still GREEN…sighs…sorry for babbling.
    Now I am ready for a colourful autumn.
    Your puffs look fantastic with mango sauce. Bet the sauce will go great with other desserts too.

    • Thanks Angie….and your pumpkin coconut soup looks like the perfect solution to your chilly weather! I can’t wait to try it! : )

  8. The mango mojito sauce is a perfect finish to these coconut-y cream puffs, Anne! Your pictures are simply stunning.

  9. Is it sinful to fantasize about putting that puffy, glorious tropical filled treat in my mouth in one bite? Well.. if it is I’m day dreaming sinfully then!! Goodness… you always seem to amaze me Anne…. your bar is set so high!! Outstanding job my friend. :) Have a wonderful September… I feel the whisper of autumn calling me too. :)

    • Thanks Ramona! You can pop this into your mouth in one bite if I can eat your luscious shrimp stir fry directly out of the wok…..yup all of it! That looks fabulous! No wonder it made it onto Foodgawker! Congrats! : )

  10. Nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award… check out my 9-2-12 blog post. :)

  11. Hi Anne,
    This is simply “WOW”
    I love the mango mojito sauce along with the light and airy puffs. What an unique and creative way to serve this stunning combination.
    Your photographs are gorgeous!!!

  12. These are just gorgeous! September 1 is fall as far as I’m concerned.

  13. Well, I’m glad you sorted your mango situation. I read that you hadn’t had one all season and nearly fell off my chair! This is a GLORIOUS tropical dish, darling! I especially like the mango mojito sauce, WOWSA!

    • Thanks Carsley and your watermelon cake looked just incredible….such a unique flavor for a cake….but coming from you…I’m not surprised! Thanks for leading our fun tropical challenge! : )

  14. Sweet Mother of Pearl, I could bathe in that sauce!!!!! This is a beautiful and tasty last hurrah for summer.

  15. You always make the most amazing flavor combinations, Anne! And the most gorgeous treats! Love cream puffs! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

    • Thanks Anna….but talk about amazing flavor combinations…..just look at your beautiful blondie caramel apple pie! Wow! : )

  16. I love fall so much, and look forward to it all year. . . . . But now, you have me wanting one last taste of summer! This looks like an magnificent sendoff!

  17. I know it’s September, but where are the September temperatures. It doesn’t feel like fall here – it’s just too darn hot! Can’t wait for the temps to drop into the 80′s. Unusually warm here. Your pictures have me drooling! These look SO delicious! I’ve never made cream puffs but a friend has always said they were easy. Easy or not, you sure make them look good! Your spiced mango sauce is to die for!

    • Thanks MJ….and I’m hoping your kitchen renovations will be over soon. I’m really excited to see the big reveal! : )

  18. Ovo stvarno izgleda predivno, ne znam što bih rekla. Gledam fotke i slinim! Divno!

  19. Holy YUM!! The sauce, the puff, the everything!! I love this. Beautiful job!

  20. This looks so heavenly! I love that you infused Mango and Coconut into this!!!

  21. These are adorable!!! :)

  22. Ahem, did you say Mango Mojito Sauce!?!?!? Oh, Anne, this is everything I love about dessert is one bite… fruity, fluffy, creamy, and mango! :D

  23. Hi Anne! This looks amazing – light, bright and oh, my….delish! I’ve been a lurker lately and not commenting, but wowza! You’re amazing!

    Hugs!
    ~Ann

    • Hi Ann! Thanks so much! I’m glad you’ve been lurking….I really miss you and all the wonderful recipes you shared on your blog! I think about you often and hope you are well and happy! : )

  24. oh anne! you have done it again… you have me wanting these puffs asap!
    over the weekend, i made a mango cake but now, i wish i hadn’t used up all that mango coz i could have made these puffs …hehe

    • Oh thanks Abeer! And I LOVED your great video tutorial on decorating cupcakes! Love those flowery petals and now I know how to create them! : )

  25. What a tropical magnificence! The filling, the sauce…all so yummy!! The perfect dessert to usher out summer~

  26. I love the addition of mint in there with mango – these sound so fresh and delicious!

  27. Sept 1 is always the official change of seasons for me, even though I know we have a couple of more weeks of summer. I haven’t made cream puffs in years, and never with a mango mojito sauce. Sounds utterly fantastic! Such a nice recipe – thank you.

    • Thanks John…and I am really looking forward to trying your beautiful pink dal. Your photos are so gorgeous and inviting! : )

  28. I can wait for the mango season to arrive here at Australia. I’m eying at your spiced mango mojito sauce. This sauce looks versatile and will be great with ice cream too.

  29. That sounds so good!

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