Top Review by L DJ3309

Gave these a 4 star because the pastry cream was wonderful, The puffs were ok, think I prefer margarine or butter to shortening. (but chose this recipe because I didn't have any on hand) They were kinda dull in flavor. They did pop up nicely though. Served 6 with chocolate fudge frosting on top. Froze the rest to perhaps fill with a chicken salad or seafood salad on another day. Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add shortening and salt to boiling water, stir over medium heat until mixture boils again.
  2. Lower heat add flour all at once and stir vigorously until mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
  3. Remove from heat add 1 egg at a time beating in vigorously after each addition.
  4. Drop by tablespoonful onto ungreased baking pan.
  5. Bake 450'degrees F for 20 minutes reduce temperature to 350' degrees F.
  6. bake about 20 minutes longer.
  7. Remove and place on rack to cool.
  8. PASTRY CREAM: Place all ingredients in a saucepan.
  9. Over medium high beat, bring to a boil stirring constantly until thick.
  10. Allow to cool completely.
  11. stirring often to keep skin from forming.
  12. Cut top off cream puff and fill and refrigerate.

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