Saturday, December 31, 2011

Cream puffs

1 Cup water
1/2 Cup butter
Bring the above ingredients to a rolling boil and add:
1 cup flour -all at once
Stir until dough leaves the side of the pan and forms a ball now add:
4 eggs
Beat them in with an electric mixer-1 egg at a time beating well after each addition.

Directions and Story:  You can drop this dough by Tablespoon on to a UNGREASED cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes-turn the oven to 350 degrees and bake an additional :30 minutes.
You can spread the dough in a 11 X 15 inch pan and bake for 370 degrees for 30 minutes.
Any way you want to serve these, DON"T OPEN THE OVEN DOOR while they are baking.

The little cream puffs can be filled with pudding with whipped cream on top, or they are great filled with chicken salad and served with fresh fruit in the summer.
If you choose to make them spread in a pan, top with:
2 packages instant vanilla pudding
3 cups whole milk
1 3 oz package softened cream cheese

Top the filling with cool whip and drizzle chocolate syrup on top. this should be served right away as the bottom will get soggy and the chocolate will run on to the cool whip and it won't look as nice as when it is first put together.
Story: A very easy dessert that Grandma C made often during the winter months. Grandma I introduced 'Moon dessert"-which is spreading the cream puff dough onto a large pan. this is easier to do, but tastes the same. I have made this often as we always have the ingredients on hand.

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