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Cream Puff
Contributed By: Admin
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 18

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Ingredients
Choux Pastry:
1 cup water
cup butter or margarine
teaspoon salt
1 cup All-purpose flour
4 eggs

Vanilla Cream Filling:
cup sugar
2 tablespoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 eggyolks, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla

Caramel Glaze:
1 cup sugar
cup water
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

 
Method:

1.  Prepare three 10x6- inch cookie sheets. Preheat oven to 400 F.

2.  In a sauce pan combine water, butter and salt. Heat until butter melts and water boils. Lower heat.

3.  Add flour and stir vigorously until mixture leaves side of pan.

4.  Remove from heat and with a wooden spoon, beat in eggs one at a time, beating until smooth before adding the next one. Continue beating until very smooth and shiny.

 
5.  Drop the mixture onto un-greased cookie sheets by heaping tablespoons about 2 inches apart.

6.  Bake in preheated oven for 35 minute; then lower temperature of oven to 300 F and continue baking for 10 to 15 minutes longer or until puffed. Allow to cool.

7.  Prepare the Vanilla Cream Filling: Blend sugar, cornstarch and salt in saucepan. Combine with milk and egg yolks and gradually stir into sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat.

8.  Prepare pastry bag using 1-inch round tip. Put in the cream filling.

9.  Get one puffed shell and inject filling inside, Do the same with the rest of the puffed shells.

10.  Arrange filled puffs on wire rack with an aluminum pan underneath to catch glaze drippings. Set aside.

11.  Prepare Caramel Glaze: Combine sugar, water and cream of tartar in a saucepan. Boil until sugar is melted and becomes caramel colored.

12.  With a spoon, drizzle caramel glaze over filled puffs while still warm. If caramel begins to harden, soften over warm water.

Variations:
Follow the same recipe as cream puff but pipe 3-inch strips of choux pastry onto ungreased cookie sheets. Fill as cream puffs but use Chocolate Glaze instead of Caramel Glaze.

 

 

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