Cream Puffs

My sister always makes these for me, often on my birthday but always on Easter. What a great sister.

creampuffrecipeCream Puffs
1 cup Water
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
4 eggs
Powdered Sugar
Vanilla Custard Filling

Vanilla Custard Filling
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk
1 egg yolk, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream Puffs
In saucepan heat water, butter, and salt to full rolling boil.
Reduce heat and quickly stir in flour, mixing vigorously until mixture leaves side of pan in ball. Remove from heat.

Place flour mixture in mixer bowl. Turn to Speed 2 and add eggs, one at a time, beating approximately 30 seconds after each addition. Increase to Speed 4 for 15 seconds.

Drop dough onto greased cookie sheet, forming mounds 3 inches apart.
Bake at 400F for 10 minutes. Lower heat to 350F and bake for 25 minutes or until puffs have doubled in size.

Remove from oven and cut small slit into side of each. Let stand 10 minutes in turned-off oven with door ajar. Cool completely; cut off tops and fill with Vanilla Custard. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Vanilla Custard Filling
Combine sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt in a small saucepan. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Cook 3 minutes longer.

Combine egg yolk with small amount of hot milk mixture and add to pan. Continue cooking until mixture boils; stir in vanilla. Remove from heat and cool completely.

Yield: 12

Source: Kitchen Aid Mixers and Attachments – Recipes and Instructions



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