Creamy, Creme Puffs

I'm going to be bringing back some old posts and sprucing them up to re-share, not because I've run out of topics to talk about but I was looking through some of my older posts that were published several years ago and I thought, "Man, I really want to re-post this!" This recipe is one of them. It's for Creamy, Creme Puffs!

You can probably pop one in your mouth at a time! The filling can be anything you choose. Also, these are topped with powdered sugar, but you can use chocolate syrup to make them look even more sensational. Also, makes a great dessert for a party!

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 c. boiling water
  • 1 c. pre-sifted flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 eggs

Put butter and water in small saucepan; stir over high heat until melted and liquid is boiling rapidly. Add flour and salt at once; raise saucepan a few inches above heat. Stir briskly. Mixture will come away from sides of pan and form a ball in center.

Cook and stir 30 seconds more. Remove from heat. Break 1 egg into the paste; beat fast until smooth and fluffy. Repeat until all the eggs are used. Drop by whatever size you want (1/4 cup) onto ungreased cookie sheet 3 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees until puffed and golden 35-40 minutes. Cool away from drafts. Cut off tops and fill with filling or ice cream.

Delicious Vanilla Creamy filling! 

For the Filling:
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 2 c. milk
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
Mix sugar, cornstarch and eggs in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in milk gradually. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool and fill cream puffs.

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