Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Kims Recipe Box : Cream Puffs Anyone Can Make

Do you ever have company and wish you could think of a fancy desert 
that was super easy to make?
This is it:

Kims Cream Puffs Anyone Can Make

1 stick butter or margerine
1C. water
1 C. flour
4 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
Boil water and butter in a saucepan. Add flour and salt, stir well until mixture leaves sides of your pan. Mix well until blended (supposed to be by hand but you probably could use a real low setting on your hand mixer). Remove from heat, add one egg at a time to mixture and beat with hand mixer until all 4 eggs have been added.. The mix should turn yellow, be sticky and creamy-like. Drop batter by tablespoon in oblong (approx. 1"wide x2 "long) onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350-375  until light brown or 50 minutes.Let cool. They will be soggy inside that is okay. Cut in half crosswise and fill with your choice of filling and frost if desired.

Filling Ideas
Instant Pudding your choice of flavors
Ice Cream
whipped cream (I drizzle chocolate with a tad of Kahlua on top of the cream puff top and I like to use chocolate shavings also).
moose your choice of flavor.
whipped cream flavored with a slight amount of jello or pudding of your choice (it will be
light and fluffy while the Instant pudding is going to be heavier. I have used jello but when you do it
you need to taste test to get the right flavor for you.

Homemade  Filling:
1large box Instant Vanilla pudding
3 c. Milk
1 (8oz). brick of Cream Cheese (softened)
1 (8oz) tub of Cool Whip
Chocolate or Butterscotch Syrup
Mix together pudding, milk and softened cream cheese. Pour into  Cream Puff cavity top with Cool Whip, put top back on and drizzle with Chocolate or Butterscotch syrup.