HIGH AND MIGHTY CREAM PUFFS|
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1 c. hot water
1 c. sifted all-purpose flour
dash of salt
Combine butter or margarine and hot water in a heavy
saucepan and put on fire until butter has melted and mixture
has started to boil. Then add flour and salt, beating con-
stantly, and stir until mixture forms a ball. This takes only
a minute or two. Remove from fire and cool to medium warm.
Now add the eggs, one at a time, beating hard after each
addition. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet and make 8 uniform
mounds of dough. Bake in a 400 degrees oven for 45 minutes. When
beads of moisture have disappeared, puffs are done. These can
be filled with an endless variety of custards or whipped cream.
Dust tops with powdered sugar (sifted).
Pointer: These can be made without an electric mixer,
of course, but require hard beating. If a mixer is used, set
it at the lowest speed to prevent dough from climbing beaters.
It is impossible to overbeat cream puff dough. These cream
puffs are huge and guaranteed not to fall if you bake them at
400 degrees until all moisture has disappeared. Slit them while hot.
Rich Custard Filling For Cream Puffs:
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. flour
2 c. rich milk or light cream
4 egg yolks
2 tsp. vanilla flavoring
In a saucepan, put the sugar, salt and flour and mix
together. Stir in the milk and cook over low heat, stirring
constantly until it boils. Boil for 1 minute only, remove from
heat. Stir a little into the beaten egg yolks and then blend
into the hot mixture in the saucepan. Bring to the boiling
point, remove from heat, cool. Add the vanilla flavoring.
Fill cream puffs and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Variations: Add a little melted chocolate and 1 1/2
teaspoons instant coffee or 1 teaspoon K.K. burnt sugar flavor.
Cherry: 1/2 cup chopped cherries with 1/4 teaspoon K.K.
almond flavoring and 1/2 teaspoon K.K. cherry flavoring.
Orange: Add a few slices of mandarin oranges to the
filling with 1 teaspoon K.K. orange flavoring.
Nice fillings for cream puffs can be made with vanilla
pudding mixes varying fruits and flavorings to your own taste.
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