Saturday, January 18, 2014

Cream Puffs

Do you have friends in your life who you can go long periods of time without seeing and then when you get reunited, you just pick right back up where you left off?  Courtney and her cousin have that kind of relationship and I absolutely love it.  They are like two little peas in a pod and they don't get to spend a whole lot of time together because they live so far apart but when they reunite, it's like they've never been apart.  

My niece got to come for Christmas this year and she made 2 requests before she arrived.  She asked if we could have a taco night and she asked for cream puffs.  I had never really thought about making cream puffs for Christmas but it seemed like a perfectly acceptable dessert for the holiday - don't you think?  I decided to fill them with tiramisu filling (our traditional Christmas eve dessert) on Christmas Eve.  It turned out that the kids really enjoyed the tiramisu cream puffs!  (I take 0 credit for that idea.)

Cream Puffs (makes 24)
1 cup boiling water
½ cup butter
1 cup flour
4 eggs

Combine boiling water and butter.  Stir until butter melts.

Add flour and stir until mixture forms a ball.  Cool 2 minutes.

Stir in eggs, one at a time, with a wooden spoon.

 Fill a pastry bag with filling.

Pipe small cones onto a silpat lined baking sheet.

Bake 25 minutes at 400.  Remove from oven.  Cool.

Cut off in half and fill with the filling of your choice.  (I used some extra tiramisu filling.)

I'm interested in what other filling you like to put in your cream puffs.  Send me your comments and your recipes.


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