Homemade Cream Puffs

Originally posted in 2014

I absolutely love cream puffs and cream horns.  The pastry with just a touch of sweetened cream or puddings is perfect.  Not a smidgen of chocolate or overly sweet sugary confections to be found.  Although you CAN fill them with chocolate pudding, or fill them with whipped cream and drizzle chocolate on top...  if you are a regular reader of my site you know I don't particularly care for chocolate so my filling of choice is usually homemade whipped cream or a mixture of whipped cream and vanilla pudding.

Unfortunately, I can eat 7 of these in one sitting!  Perhaps that is why I only let myself make them about every six months!  (And why I don't have a better photo to post...  they are gone now! Ha!).

Cream Puffs

1 c water
1/3 c butter (not margarine or spreads)
1 c flour
1/8 t salt
1 T sugar
4 eggs

Mix the flour, salt and sugar in a bowl.  In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat/ let stand for 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Place a greased or parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, turn the oven down to 350 and bake another 25 minutes.  Remove and let cool completely.  Fill with your favorite filling of choice.  I love to fill with whipped cream or a mixture of whipped cream and vanilla pudding.

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