With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Cream Puffs

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cream Puffs

I pulled out an old recipe to make Cream Puffs for Bible study this evening.
I dirtied lots of dishes and it took several steps but they're not difficult to make!
And... they look special!
Cream Puffs

1 cup water
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 tsp sugar
1 cup flour, sifted
4 large eggs

6 oz. semisweet chocolate pieces
1 Tbs. vegetable shortening

3/4 cup flour
1 cup sugar
3 cups milk
4 large eggs
1 Tbs. butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream Puffs:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring water, butter and sugar to a full rolling boil in a large saucepan. Add flour all at once. Stir vigorously with wooden spoon about 1 minute or until mixture forms a smooth ball that leaves sides of pan. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Add 4 eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition, until paste is shinny and smooth. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls, 3-inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 40 minutes until golden. Cool on wire rack.

Combine flour and sugar in saucepan; stir in milk. Bring to boiling, stirring constantly over low heat until bubbly. Cook 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat. Beat eggs lightly in bowl; beat in 1 cup hot milk mixture and return eggs to saucepan. Cook 1-2 minutes more (do not boil). Add butter and vanilla; pour into bowl and cover with plastic wrap touching top for 2 hours.

Melt chocolate and shortening together over low heat (or microwave).

To fill:
Cut tops off cream puffs; fill with custard. Top with melted chocolate or sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

My sweet friend, Marie @Spun By ME is having a Glittery Giveaway!
Stop by her place to enter!


Leslie said...

i love cream puffs...my sweet niece wanted to add these to the dessert list this past thanksgiving and we were oh so thankful

Julie Harward said...

I have loved these since I was a little girl but have never made them...these look so perfect..YUMMY! You are a fantastic cook! Come say hi :D

marie said...

Thank you for the giveaway link!

Oh my ~ those cream puffs look positively divine! When I was a little girl my mother would take me out school cloths shopping each summer. Our last stop of the day woudl always be Sanders Ice Cream Parlor. We'd sit at the counter and get Hot Fudge Cream Puff Sundaes! Thanks for the memories!!

Valerie said...

Oh they look absolutely luscious! My sister makes them and they always turn out so perfect. I wish I had the time!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love cream puffs!!! One of my favorite desserts! Enjoy your day!

Sandi said...

Your food always looks so yummy!!! I have taken the lazy way out the past few years and purchased frozen bite size cream puffs. I used to make them , but not for years. LOL

Laurie said...

These look wonderful and I will make them after I lose a few pounds of "winter weight"! I did make the Honey Roasted Root Vegetables the other night, and they were delicious. Thank you for sharing such a nice variety of recipes; after cooking for so many years, it is nice to have new ideas.

Blessings to you,

Ann said...

The cream puffs look delicious. I found an old recipe of my moms for cream puffs when I was cleaning out a drawer one day. I tucked it away to try and then forgot about it.

escatellier said...

definitely one of the most delicious concoctions!

Amanda said...

yum yum yum!


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