Cream puffs are a favorite dessert of our family. We like them served with whipped cream and peaches or strawberries or with a vanilla pudding, whipped cream and chocolate drizzled on top.
This recipe can be doubled and you may want to because they disappear really fast!
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp white sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup water
2 large eggs
Yields 9 med size puffs
Boil water and butter till butter is melted, mix flour, sugar and salt in a small bowl and add all at one time stirring constantly till mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat.
Scrape into mixing bowl and beat for a few min on low to release steam from dough. Let sit for a few more minutes then add slightly beaten eggs one at a time beating well after each egg is added until dough is a thick and smooth paste.
Spoon on pan a couple of inches apart and place in preheated 400 oven for 15 min and then lower heat to 350 for another 30 min.
Turn oven off and with oven door slightly ajar let puffs dry out for another 10 min. Remove from oven and cool. When cool cut them in half, putting a good dollop of whipped cream on the bottom half, add peaches or strawberries and cover with top half. Dust with icing sugar.