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Aunt Nancy's Cream Puff's Recipe

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This recipe for Aunt Nancy's Cream Puff's, by , is from The DiSalvatore Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Nancy DiSalvatore
Added: Thursday, July 10, 2008


1 c. water
1/2 c. butter
1 c. flour
4 eggs

1 pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1 c. milk
2 cups whipping cream, cold

Preheat oven to 400F.
For the puffs:
1. In a pan, heat water and butter to boil. Stir in flour until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat and add eggs, 1 at a time. Beat until smooth.
2. For larger cream puffs, drop dough by large tablespoons about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet; for a larger crowd make small puffs using a teaspoon and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
3. Bake at 400F for 25 to 30 minutes or until puffed and golden. Cool away from draft. Cut off tops and pull out any filaments of soft dough.

For the filling:
1. In a mixing bowl blend pudding and milk. Add cold whipping cream and beat for 2 minutes or until mixture forms soft peaks.
2. Carefully fill the puffs. Add chocolate icing or powdered sugar to the tops.
Chill and enjoy!

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Reuben always keeps some for himself! He says that his mother always said "keep some for the house".




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