Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cream Puffs


1 c heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
a pinch of sprinkles on top

1/2 c water
1/4 c butter
1/2 c flour
2 eggs


Boil water and butter together until butter is melted. Add flour all at once. Cook and stir with wooden spoon until mixture pulls away from sides of pan. The dough will form a ball/lump in middle of pan. Remove from heat. Add eggs and beat with mixer until smooth and velvety. Drop by tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 10 min. at 450 degrees oven. Then turn oven down to 250 degrees and cook 30 min. more. Temperature varies with different ovens.
Cool then cut tops off with sharp knife (bread knife) fill with whipping cream. Then top it off with whipping cream and some colorful sugary sprinkles.

*Note-When making whipping cream make sure your bowl and mixer is pre-cooled.

At our wedding my husband suggested one thing and it was cream puffs. It is a family favorite.