Basic cream puffs

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Water
½ cup Margarine -- solid
1 teaspoon Sugar
¼ teaspoon Salt
1 cup All-purpose flour
4 Eggs

1. Heat water, butter, sugar and salt to a full rolling boil in large saucepan. 2. Add flour all at once. Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until mixture forms a thick, smooth ball that leaves the sides of pan clean, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. 3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating hard after each addition with wooden spoon or electric hand mixer, until paste is shiny and smooth.

Shape and bake, following your recipe instructions, for making the puffs and filling with a creamy filling of your choice.

* Most cream puff recipes instruct you to bake at 375 degrees until puff is delicately browned and there are no beads of moisture visible. Test for "doneness" by taking a puff out of the oven; if it does not fall, it is done.

Recipe By : Jo Anne Merrill

Similar recipes