Saturday, July 12, 2008

Cream Puffs

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!

Cream Puffs

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 min then add slightly beaten eggs and beat till 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.

9 comments:

  1. One of my favorite memories is my mom making cream puffs for Church Youth Groups and company. Tt was always such a special treat; and served with fresh cream so fresh that when whipped it was almost golden yellow. Mmmm Mmmm good. Thanks Betty...

    So...you really think I can make this? Hmmm....over to Chem Lab now...

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  2. I LOVE cream puffs but haven't made them in a long time. . .oh boy, cream puffs with peaches, strawberries, chocolate pudding. . I love them all. Your cream puffs looks so beautiful and uniform.
    Wonderful post.

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  3. Those home made cream puffs are still the best. I had bought some of those Costco ones and we're having trouble finishing them.
    By the way, I love your Farmer Sausage Egg Recipe. I have used it so often and it's just has the substance that the men in my life enjoy.

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  4. I love cream puffs too, but often forget about them for some reason. I tend to go in cycles with what I bake. I think I'll have to begin again. =)

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  5. I have never attempted to make cream puffs. Might just have to venture out of my box and try these
    your photos are great...
    :0)

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  6. I made cream puffs just yesterday for supper. Fast dessert and tastes great. I always double the recipe, my kids like the cream and I like the pudding. I have never tried peaches as a filling for puffs, when peach season comes I will have to make them again.
    alvina

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  7. those look sooo good i made them yesterday and my kids love them and they wouldnt leave me alone until i made more hehe

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  8. I'm making cream puffs right now and I made lemon posset last night for the filling. I hope they will be great together. Yum--thanks for the great recipe!

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  9. Hi there I have made cream puffs now 3 or 4 times for company they present so beautifully, I put them with ice cream and drizzle chocolate over top but my favourite is with blueberry sauce..and I made that by slowly cooking 2 cups of blueberries and 1/4 cup of sugar to thicken...looks beautiful

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