Creme Puff’s Cooking Demo

Lets make some creme puffs because paying for the eclaires from the frozen food section just doesn’t cut it.

You’ll need these ingredients, which most household will have on hand at any given time. These are super easy, trust me.

First you’ll want to bring 1 C water to boil along with 1/2 C butter or margarine over high heat on the stove.

You’ll want it to get to a rolling boil.

Add 1 C flour.

Stir vigorously while still on stove, low heat.

You want it to get to the consistency of a ball, like this.

And at this point, you might want to look over at your children sitting quietly at the table where you accidentally left the open bag of chocolate chips within reach. You might be surprised.

But then again, maybe not. Now you’ll want to remove the pan from the heat of the stove (I just move it over to another, non heated burner on the stove for ease) and add 4 eggs all at once.
TIP: While the water/butter is working on getting to the rolling boil I usually crack and beat my eggs because I’ll need to add them altogether, at once, later on …

And then stir some more …

And more, until you get a creamy consistency, not unlike very gooey cookie batter.

Then you want to drop the dough by scants onto a greased baking sheet.

Then pop them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 35 – 40 minutes.

Now you wait, but while you’re waiting you can get the filling and chocolate lacing ready for assembly.
In a separate bowl with electric beater standing by dump an 8 oz container of cool whip in

Then add 1 C cold milk

Along with a small package of instant vanilla pudding (or banana – or whatever your fancy)

Then mix ‘er up!

Stick the filling in the fridge until you’re ready to fill the creme puffs and reward your cooking assistant for being so patient.

Now get out your double boiler, if you don’t own one you can improvise by using a pot filled half way with water and then placing an oven-safe bowl on top of it. We’re going to be melting chocolate and it won’t burn if you’re using a double boiler. We want the steam to heat the chocolate to melting, not the direct heat.

It’ll take it’s time to get to the melting point, the ooey goodness of liquid chocolate. I use high to medium heat and then when I’ve got the consistency I want I turn it down to low and wait to use it.
Now you’ll still have time to kill before you have to get your puffs out of the oven so go check your email or leave a comment here and let me know how you like it so far …
I actually let my puffs get a little too brown, but for the sake of the demo – I used them any way … so you’ll want to keep an eye on them in the last 5 min or so.

Let them cool for a few minutes, maybe 3 and then cut each one in half length wise and gut them – tops and bottoms.

Then fill them with a generous amount of the pudding filling from your fridge. These aren’t meant to be dainty or clean … they’re messy and delicious and screaming for some napkins. Fill em up and then some.

Then ask your assistant to taste test it for you, just to make sure everything turned out fine.

Drizzle with chocolate and – YOU’RE DONE.

Now go – conquer! Make! Bake! Dazzle!

Creme Puffs

1 C water
1/2 C Margarine/butter
1 C Flour
4 eggs
Heat oven to 400 degrees. On stove: bring water and butter to rolling boil, vigorously stir in flour (on stove, on low heat) about 1 min or until mixture turns into ball. Beat eggs in batter all at once, continue beating until smooth, might take a bit.
Drop by scants onto greased baking sheet and bake for 35-40 min or until golden brown. Cool away from draft.
Creme Puff Filling

Small Package pudding – vanilla or banana or your choice
1 C cold milk
8 oz tub of cool whip
Mix together and cool in fridge until ready to use.
Now if you’ve recently broken up with dairy you can pack up the puff’s, your cooking assistant and yourself and bring them to your husbands office. They’ll love you. And they’ll disappear within 20 minutes. No joke.

2 thoughts on “Creme Puff’s Cooking Demo

  1. You’re welcome!! I’m glad you liked them 🙂 Jessica was talking about Bob all the way home … I think you were the highlight of her day.

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