Cream Puffs

Source: Betty Crocker

Servings/Yield: Makes 12 cream puffs

Ingredients

  • Cream puffs:
    • 1 cup water
    • ½ cup butter or margarine
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 4 eggs
  • Sweetened whipped cream:
    • For 1 1/2 cup whipped cream:
    • Beat 3/4 cup chilled whipping cream and 2 Tbsp granulated or powdered sugar in chilled bowl until stiff.

Method

  1. Heat oven to 400°. Heat water and butter to rolling boil in 2 1/2 quart saucepan. Stir in flour. Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute; remove from heat. Beat in eggs, all at once; continue beating until smooth. Drop dough by scant 1/4 cupfuls about 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. 
  2. Bake until puffed and golden, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool away from draft. Cut off tops; pull out any filaments of soft dough. Fill puffs with whipped dream. Replace tops, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Refrigerate until serving time.
© Jay Deitch 2013