Staple Recipe-- Cream Puffs
When you know how to make Cream Puffs, there's a world of things to do with them.
½ cup butter or margarine
1 cup water
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ t salt
In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add water. Bring to boil. Add flour and salt all at once; stir vigorously. Cook and stir till mixture forms a ball that doesn’t separate. Remove from heat; cool slightly, about 5 min. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition for 1-2 minutes or til smooth. Drop batter by heaping tablespoons 3 inches apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake in a 400F oven about 30 min or til golden brown and puffy. Remove from oven; split, removing any soft dough inside. Cool on a wire rack. Fill with whipped cream, pudding, fruit mixtures, or ice cream. Makes 10.
279 calories, 11 carbs without filling.I recommend using Dream Whip and your food processor for a fast “CHEAP” filling, both monetarily and carb-wise. Also, certain pudding and cream cheese mixes also make a fantastic stuffing. Make and freeze some of these little gems for a cool treat.