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Cream Puffs Handmade

Updated on March 20, 2008

yummy & easy

Choux paste = Cream Puffs or Eclairs

1/2 cup butter (margarine)

1 cup water

1/4 teasp. salt

1 cup all-purpose flour

4 eggs

1*. grease 2 large cookie sheets...In a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat,heat butter, water and salt until butter mixture boils.Remove from heat

2*. Add flour all at once. With wooden spoon,vigorously stir until mixture forms a ball and leaves side of pan. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

3*. Add eggs to flour mixtrue, one at a time,beating well after each addition, until smooth,cool mixture slightly.

4*. Using large spoon or spatula. drop batter onto cookie sheets, in 12 large mounds, 3 in. apart,swirling top of each. Bake 50 min.

5*.Remove from oven; cut slits in side of each puff, return to oven,bake 10 min. Turn off oven; dry puffs in oven 10 more min. Cool. Prepare filling;cover and chill.

6*. When puffs are cool, slice top of each. Fill each shell with the chilled filling.Replace tops of puffs and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Variations : can be chocolate frosting. Powdered choco.

Filling can be vanilla instant pudding..chocolate instant pudding..anything really...even lemon pudding. Homemade or buy Jell-o puddings.

To make Eclairs shells follow the same as for Cream Puffs but spread the batter out into a rectangle 2 in. apart and bake for 40 min. doing the same as for puffs after baking.

Let me know if you like them and how much fun and satisfaction you get. G-Ma :o) hugs HAPPY EASTER


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      Patience Virtue 9 years ago from All Over

      Ooh, I've been wanting to try my hand at making these! Will have to bookmark your recipe!

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      yes just don't give up after adding each egg...and do it till it is smooth like it says. you will know when it pulls away from the side into a ball...Yummmy for the tummy  Thanks for the comment and HAPPY EASTER G-Ma :o) hugs

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      Blogger Mom 9 years ago from Northeast, US

      Wow, I can't believe these are only a few ingredients! Can't wait to try them! =)

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      No..... like I told Mr.M you can make them small and use them for snacks stuffed with your favorite stuffing items...  I use all organic ingredients and one won't hurt's when you eat a get 12 pretty good sized ones or 24 smaller ones...... 90th wow...that's mom is at 88 now...Thanks for the comment sweetie  G-Ma :o) hugs....and HAPPY EASTER TO YOU TOO

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      Stephanie Hicks 9 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Oh my goodness! You are trying to kill me! These look wonderful and delicious. My grandmother loves cream puffs. Maybe I'll try to make these and bring them on her 90th birthday this June. Happy Easter to you too, Steph

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Yes they are Stacie...good to see you on here again and not always writing for the contest...So proud of you for winning my dear..I knew you could do it  :o)  Try these they are easy and very rewarding to make. 

      Mr.Marmalade they aren't really that fattening....You can use lowfat pudding..and no sugar on top or chocolate..they are still really good.

      Also make them smaller and stuff with crabmeat, or egg salad or whatever suits your fancy. they make great snacks..cuz I can't think of how to spell horsedevors?

      anyway HAPPY EASTER  love G-Ma :o) hugs....and thank You both for your comment

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      MrMarmalade 9 years ago from Sydney

      I have given them up for lent,

      or is it a better figure.

      Much too fattening

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      Stacie Naczelnik 9 years ago from Seattle

      Sounds yummy!