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Chocolate Cream Puffs

 Chocolate Cream Puffs
Our Test Kitchen staff used a bit of cocoa to turn traditional cream puffs into these extraordinary desserts. Guests will think you spent hours fussing over the tender chocolate pastries, which are filled with a rich creamy mixture and fresh strawberries.
15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped fresh strawberries

Directions

  • In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, bring water, butter and salt to
  • a boil. Add the flour and cocoa all at once; stir until a smooth
  • ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat until
  • smooth and shiny.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto greased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until set and browned.
  • Remove to wire racks. Immediately split puffs open; remove and
  • discard soft dough from inside. Cool puffs completely.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Fold
  • in whipped cream and strawberries. Fill bottom halves of puffs;
  • replace tops. Serve immediately. Yield: 15 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 331 calories, 25 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 133 mg cholesterol, 175 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.