Feb 13, 2011

Cream Puffs - Who knew they were so easy to make?

I made these for my Mom for Valentine's Day. I never knew that cream puffs were so easy to make!
2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk
1 T vanilla

1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs

Mix together vanilla instant pudding mix, cream, milk, and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate to set.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
In a large pot, bring water and butter to a rolling boil. Stir in flour and salt until the mixture forms a ball. Transfer the dough to a large mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon or stand mixer, beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet ( I used a Pampered Chef scoop).
Bake time varies depending on how big your blobs are.

Bake for a total of about 20 minutes. At 1 minutes into the baking, lower heat to 375 degrees F. and continue baking until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and immediately prick each puff with a sharp knife . Turn off oven and return puffs to the oven. Leave the door open slightly and allow the puffs to dry out for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and oven and let puffs cool completely on the baking sheet on a wire rack before filling.

For best results, use puffs with 24 hours, or wrap airtight and freeze.

1 comment:

Ronalee said...

Found you while wandering around, I think I started at "New Dress A Day"
I have enjoyed looking around your blog. I had to stop and say how much I love making cream puffs, and I was surprised how easy they are to make. Now I am craving some.