Monday, March 24, 2008
Happy Easter everyone!!! I hope everyone had a nice day yesterday and a good weekend. Mine was very nice, kind of busy, but nice none the less. Saturday night I got to go out and celebrate Kevins birthday with him and a few of his good friends. We went to a local tavern and Kevin enjoyed some drinks bought by his friends. Anyway...Sunday I told my family I was going to attempt to make a dessert my Mom was famous for. Cream Puffs. I was very nervous making them, I didnt want to mess up something everyone loved that my Mom was so good at making. I always remember my Mom saying there was a trick to not having the 'puff's' turn out heavy. So, as Kevin was napping on my couch I started making the dough for the cream puffs. I was pleasently suprise at how easy they were to prepare. This is what I did:
1 cup boiling water
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
Melt the stick of butter in the water as it starts to boil. While the water is starting to boil, in a med size bowl mix together the flour and salt. Once the water is boiling, stir in the flour mixture until well blended and forms a dough ball. Remove from heat for 5 mins to cool off slightly, then add 1 egg at a time, mixing thoroughly before adding the next egg. After all 4 eggs are mixed together, drop tsp size balls of the dough on a ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 30-35 mins ( check after 30 to make sure there not burning ). Turn off oven, then cut a line in each puff to let the insides dry a bit, keep the puffs in the warm oven for another 20 mins with the oven off. Remove from oven, cut off the top of each puff and let cool completely. Fill each with chocolate pudding and cool whip. Sprinkle with powder sugar to finish off.
I was so excited that these cream puffs came out just like my Moms. Everyone loved them. I would definally make them again. They werent as tricky as I first thought they were going to be.