Cream Puffs

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Yields:
12 cream puffs
Prep:
30 mins
Bake:
30 mins 400°F
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Cream Puffs

Ingredients
1
cup water
1/2
cup butter
1/8
teaspoon salt
4
eggs
3
cups whipped cream, pudding, or ice cream
 
Powdered sugar (optional)

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan combine water, butter, and salt. Bring to boiling. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Cool for 10 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition.
  2. Drop 12 heaping tablespoons of dough onto a greased baking sheet. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden. Transfer cream puffs to a wire rack; cool.
  3. Cut tops from puffs; remove soft dough from inside (see photo x, xxxxx). Fill with whipped cream, pudding, or ice cream. Replace tops. If desired, sift powdered sugar over tops. Makes 12 cream puffs.

From the Test Kitchen

Eclairs:

Prepare Cream Puffs as directed, except spoon dough into a decorating bag fitted with a large plain round tip (about 1/2-inch opening). Pipe 12 strips of dough, 3 inches apart, onto a greased baking sheet, making each strip 4 inches long, 1 inch wide, and 3/4 inch high. Bake, split, and cool as above. Fill eclairs with whipped cream or pudding. Frost with 1 recipe Chocolate Glaze. Makes 12 eclairs. Nutrition Facts per eclair: 361 cal., 27 g total fat (16 g sat. fat), 142 mg chol., 27 g carbo., 171 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 5 g pro.

Daily Values: 19% vit. A, 3% calcium, 7% iron

Exchanges: 11/2 Starch, 5 Fat

Nutrition Facts

(Cream Puffs)
    Per serving:
  • 238 kcal cal.,
  • 21 g fat
  • (12 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 6 g monounsatured fat),
  • 134 mg chol.,
  • 140 mg sodium,
  • 9 g carb.,
  • 1 g sugar,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Chocolate Desserts, Desserts
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