Prep 15 mins
Cook 37 mins
Aunt Lucy always had some "specialities" for you to taste, even when you just popped in on her for a visit. I wondered how it was never a fuss or bother to her? I popped in often; oooooo'd and ahhhhhhh'd and she'd give me her recipe. I tried it and you know! it isn't that bothersome and so, when you want something special...here it is, cream puffs a la "Aunt Lucy"!
- In a medium size sauce pan, bring water to boil.
- Add melted butter and reheat to boiling point.
- Add flour, stirring rapidly.
- By the time the flour has absorbed the liquid, the batter should leave the sides of the pan when stirred.
- Remove from the heat immediately.
- Briskly beat one egg at a time until all four eggs have been incorporated into the batter completely.
- Spoon 1/2 teaspoon full of the batter onto a well-greased cookie sheet; allowing 1-inch clearance all around each spoonful.
- If you are making large puffs 1 tablespoon of batter, allow 2 to 3-inches between each spoonful.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees; and bake for 5-7 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to 200 degrees; and bake for 30 minutes.
- They should be a nice golden brown in color.
- Makes 72 small or 16 large cream puffs.
- Split horizontally and fill with your favorite filling.
- For a dessert, fill with pudding or cream or custard,dust with Confectionery sugar or drizzle chocolate syrup on top.
- For an appetizer or dinner party, fill with ham salad, egg salad, chicken or your favorite savory filling.
- Very versatile and they freeze unfilled, very well.
This is a great recipe when there are lots of mouths to feed! I have 7 children and they loved these and there was more than enough to go around.
Excellent tasting recipe....must beat very very well after each egg to get the right outcome as I have learned, thank you gingerbee for all your tips, great recipe.....will definitely make again, I filled with dulce de leche cream and yum!!!! Anne :-)
Simple to make, I've never made them before, and they turned out ok. Could be a little sweater since I was stuffing them with boston creme, but a good freezable puff that can be filled with anything!