Dad's Strawberry Cream Puffs
Why I Love This Recipe
My dad makes these every summer. They are simply wonderful, with strawberries fresh from his garden.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 pints fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup sugar, divided
2 cups whipping cream
Additional sliced strawberries for garnish
In a large saucepan, bring water, butter, sugar and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.
Drop by 12 rounded tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack. Immediately cut a slit in each puff to allow steam to escape; cool.
Split puffs and set tops aside; remove soft dough from inside with a fork. Cool puffs.
For filling, combine berries and 1/4 cup sugar, chill for 30 minutes.
Beat cream and remaining sugar until stiff. Fold in berries.
Fill cream puffs and replace tops.