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Sally's Cream Puffs

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Ingredients You'll Need

Cream Puffs:
1/2 c butter
1 c boiling water
1 c sifted all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
4 eggs

Cream Puff Filling:
2/3 c. sugar
5 tbsp flour (not sifted)
1/2 tsp salt
2 c. milk
2 eggs (or for yellow, richer custard, use 4 egg yolks instead)
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
1/2 pt whipping cream

Powdered Sugar for garnish


Cream Puffs:

Melt butter in boiling water

Add flour and salt all at one time, stir vigorously. Cook, stirring constantly until the mixture forms a ball that doesn't separate. Remove from heat and cool slightly

Add eggs one at a time, beating hard after each addition, until mixture is smooth

Form cream puffs 2 1/2" in diameter and 2" apart on greased cookie sheet for 12 large puffs, or drop by tbsp 2" apart for 20 med puffs.

Bake for 15 min in a 450' oven, then reduce heat to 325 and continue baking for 25 mins. Puffs are done when no more beads of water on them.

Remove from sheet and cool on a wire rack

Be sure puffs are cold before cutting them

Cream Puff Filling:

Mix dry ingredients in top of double boiler.

Add milk gradually to dry mixture - cook over boiling water, stirring constantly until thick. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.

Add small amounts of hot mixture to eggs, stir eggs into filling and cook for 2 minutes more.

Chill - add vanilla

After custard is completely chilled, add 1/2 pt whipping cream (be sure its already whipped with no sugar). Stir gently

Fill cold puffs

Sprinkle powdered sugar over tops with flour sifter.

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