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Strawberry Cream Puffs

 Strawberry Cream Puffs
Lots of people think cream puffs are difficult to make—but I've never had these fail me! By now, I can't remember whether I came across this recipe somewhere or made it up myself. I began cooking quite young, and strawberry Cream Puffs were always a favorite of my younger sister. She lives in California now...I make them whenever she visits! My husband's diversified farmer with an emp
10 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 eggs
  • CREAM FILLING:
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Additional sliced strawberries
  • Mint leaves

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring water, butter, sugar and salt to a boil.
  • Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove
  • from the heat and beat in eggs, one at a time. Continue beating
  • until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2-in. apart on a large ungreased baking sheet
  • (make 10). Bake at 400° for about 35 minutes or until golden
  • brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For filling, combine berries and 1/4 cup sugar. Chill 30 minutes.
  • Beat cream and remaining sugar until stiff. Just before serving, cut

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Strawberry Cream Puffs (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • tops off puffs. Combine berries and cream mixture. Fill cream puffs
  • and replace tops. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, and serve with
  • additional berries and mint leaves. Yield: 10 cream puffs.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 377 calories, 29 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 175 mg cholesterol, 196 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.