Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cream Puffs - Recipe

Well, as you may imagine, with 5 birthdays crammed into 3 months and 8 days...we get a little tired of birthday cake by the end:-) So we did a something a little different for Brian this year...a Bolger family fave! This is his Aunt Kathleen's recipe, and normally, Lauren is the one that makes it for parties and get-togethers. They are SO good. Brian loves them! I asked for the recipe and decided to give it a go myself! I have never made a puff pastry before...lets see how it goes!

Aunt Kathleen's Cream Puffs

1/2 C butter
1 C water
1/2 t salt
1 C flour
4 eggs, well beaten

Bring water, butter and salt to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to low. With a wooden spoon (not metal), vigorously stir in flour until mixture leaves the sides of pan. Remove from heat. Add in 4 beaten eggs quickly and beat (again vigorously) until the mixture is smooth and well blended. It will look like this:
The batter is done!
Drop onto well greased cookie sheet (or parchment paper) in 13 equal portions, swirl the top of each mound. Bake at 375 for 50 mins or until done.
Ready to go in the oven. A very sticky dough, and "swirling" isn't that easy...but it works out!
Cut top open, hollow out the inside if needed (it *should* bake up hollow), and return to the oven for as many as 10 mins. (I shut the heat off and left in for about 5).
Top cut's puffy and hollow
Once cool, fill with whipped cream, ice cream, or pudding. I did an instant chocolate pudding, with whipped cream folded in to make it light and airy tasting. Can also drizzle tops with melted chocolate as a garnish. I ran out time before t-ball practice and so we just gobbled them down like this:-)
They were perfect and delicious! Happy Birthday Buddy!
These were incredibly easy to make, and a successful first puff pastry attempt!

1 comment:

  1. Looks amazing Darla! I have always been afraid of puff pastry, but this looks great, I might have to try it!