Friday, October 30, 2009

Profiterole Puffs

This is a Pampered Chef recipe that looks hard, but is VERY easy! I've made them several times and guest are always shocked that I made them. Often I drizzle them with chocolate, but didn't for this batch.

Here are the ingredients:
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs, lightly beaten

Preheat ove to 375 degrees. For puffs, in saucepan, combine water, butter and salt; bring to boil over high heat. Add flour all at once. Using scraper, stir mixture vigorously about 1 minute or until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms into a ball. Remove from heat; place dough into bowl. Add egg and whisk until smooth andvery thick.

Lightly spray mini-muffin pan with oil. using slightly mounded small scoop, scoop batter into cups of muffin pan. Bake 22-25 minutes or until deep golden brown. Remove from oven and make a small cut into side of each puff using small paring knife to release excess steam. Remove puffs from pan to cooling rack, cool completely.

1 container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (I usually double mine)

For filling, combine whipped topping, powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix gently until well blended using small scraper. Attach a small tip to the end of your decorator; fill with filling and pipe into center of each puff.

For topping, place frosting in small bowl; microwave on high 5-10 seconds or until melted. Drizzle frosting over puffs and sprinkle with chopped nuts. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

For our halloween party tomorrow night, I thought I might use orange food coloring to tent the filling and green icing to drizzle over the puffs - mini pumpkins?

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  1. I love a good cream puff! You can make your dough (choux dough)easier by using your food processor to incorporate the eggs (while the choux paste is still hot). Just add the eggs one at a time and hold the pulse button down until the eggs is fully incorporated. Repeat until all the eggs are in the dough.


  2. YUM - - cream puffs! They are one of our catering specialties. Your look awesome :)


  3. I'e never met a cream puff that I didn't like. These look wonderful. Have a great Foodie Friday.

  4. These look and sound wonderful. I love cream puffs and homemade one are the BEST!!!
    I have become a follower of your blog, I love to share recipes and baking ideas. Come by and visit my blog and maybe do the same.

  5. Oh my goodness! I am definitely going to have to try these! Thank you

  6. YUM!!!!! Thanks for the recipe and linking to TMTT.


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