cream puffs

[ not the best pictures, but you get the idea ]

Tis the season for holiday baking! At our house we have gone through more than our share of honey, sugar, and molasses... I'm going to be sick. Over the weekend I made a surprise for my husband, his favorite treat, cream puffs. They are simple to make and a delicious mess to eat.

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Cream PuffsSift flour with salt. Combine butter and boiling water in medium saucepan, cook on low heat until butter is melted. Add flour all at once and stir vigorously until mixture forms a ball and leaves sides of pan. Cook about 2 minutes until mixture is very dry.

Remove from heat. Add unbeaten eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until thick dough forms. Drop by the tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets (lined or sprayed), about 2 inches apart. Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake for 15 more minutes. Do not open oven door during early part of baking. Remove to wire racks to cool. When cool, cut slits in sides and remove doughy centers if necessary. Makes 16-18 puffs.

Fill with cream filling made from pudding or pie filling mix, following package directions. Or fill with sweetened whipped cream or any other favorite cream filling.

For frosting, melt butter in a small saucepan; add cocoa, vanilla, and milk, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar. Mix well. Frost puffs once they have cooled.

Eat 4 or 5. So I don't feel guilty.
[ recipe from Lion House Classics ]

5 comments:

Kellie said...

yummy! i have to try making these...i love cream puffs. they look delicious.

Amber said...

Yum! These are one of my favorites too. My grandma Wintle makes them delicious. You're a good wife. ;)

Kathryn said...

Yum, yum, yum. Maybe I'll make these next week. They look amazing.

Chelsey said...

Mmm...those look so good. Tim loves those. I may have to borrow your recipe.

Bryce and Candice Blood Family said...

Have you seen the commercial of the new show where Martha's daughter critique's her show, the phrase "a few simple materials!" comes to mind. What is simple for some, mind boggling for the rest of us. My arm was tired thinking of all the stirring. If it can't go in the kitchen aid...you better invite me to your house someday to share, they look so yummy! Lucky Brad.