Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This recipe came from an old cookbook called BAKING. I tried this recipe after another one "flopped". I've made about 200 of them with no problem.
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 eggs
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Put water, salt, sugar and butter in a saucepan.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring, until butter is completely melted.
- Add flour, all at once, stirring constantly.
- Lower heat, keep stirring, and cook until dough forms a ball and comes away from sides of pan.
- Put mixture into a mixing bowl and let cool for 2-5 minutes.
- Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until each egg is well incorporated before adding next egg.
- Grease a large baking sheet or line with parchment paper. Sprinkle flour on greased pan.
- Spoon (I use a small cookie scoop)or pipe mixture into small mounds on the pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes (more or less, depending on size of puffs).
- If they begin to brown too soon, you can turn oven down to 250 degrees F to finish cooking.
- Puncture sides of baked puffs with a sharp knife to let steam out.
- Cool on rack. May be frozen before filling.
I always considered myself to be the queen of cream puffs until I lost me recipe :-( I am now searching for another fab puff recipe, and I am afriad to say, this is not it, my mixtur was too runny and they burnt b4 they cooking time was even 1/2 way through :-(