January 10, 2011

Cream Puffs with Whipped Cream

My gracious it's tough to find enough time to update this site anymore!  I hope one day to be a full time housewife again and devote more time to making this site what it was a couple years ago, with more reviews as well as hints and tips and contests, but right now I admit that my schedule is a little hectic and crazy so finding enough time to take and upload, then crop and edit the shots as well as typing the recipes in all takes more time than I have. 

Worse?  Blogger (my site host) changed all their editors over to the 'new and improved' (cough cough) which I absolutely hate hate hate.  I have no easy control over the resizing of photos, the editor takes longer to load, takes longer to upload the photos and won't let me control the placement of the cursor like it did previously.

So...  everything takes longer.  Sigh.

But I AM cooking and baking - I swear!~  LOL.   Last night I whipped up some cream puffs and since I'm enjoying them right now with freshly brewed coffee it seems only fitting that I'd take the time to upload and share them with my readers.


Cream Puffs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees while mixing the puffs

1 c flour
1/8 t salt
1 T sugar
4 eggs
1/3 c butter

Mix the flour with the salt and sugar.  Place 1 cup water in a heavy saucepan.  Add 1/3 c butter.  Bring to boil and stir in flour all at once.  Stir with a wooden spoon until it forms a ball.  Take off heat, wait for two minutes and add eggs, one at a time, beating well in between each egg until the dough is no longer shiny.  Beat all well and place by tablespoons full on a greased or parchment lined sheet.  Bake at 400 for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 350 and continue baking 25 minutes more.  Let the puffs cool completely, slice open and remove any dough inside the shell.  Now they are ready to be filled with whipped cream or even pudding.

Mix until it comes to a ball and
pulls away from the edge of the pan


Place by heaping tablespoon fulls on a greased
or parchment lined baking sheet

Remove from oven and let cool completely
before filling

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