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Cream Puffs Recipe

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This recipe for Cream Puffs, by , is from GRAMS FAVORITE RECIPES, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.


Added: Monday, November 5, 2007


1 cup water
1/2 cup stick butter or margerine
1 cup flour
4 large eggs

Heat water and butter to rolling boil in saucepan
Stir in flour
Reduce heat to low
Stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixtures foms a ball
Remove from heat
Beat in eggs, all at once
Continue beating until smooth
Drop dough by scant 1/4 cup about 3" apart onto ungreased cookie sheet
Bake @400 for 30-35 minutes or until puffed and golden
Cool away from draft
Cut off top third of each puff and pull out soft dough
Fill puffs with cream filling, replace tops
Dust with powdered sugar
Cover and refrigerate until serving

Cream Filling:
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups milk
2 large egg yolks, slightly beaten
2 Tbsp butter
2 tsp vanilla
Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in saucepan
Gradually stir in milk
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils
Boil and stir 1 minute
Gradually stir at least half of the hot mixture into egg yolks, stir back into hot mixture in saucepan
Boil and stir 1 minute, remove from heat
Stir in butter and vanilla




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