Monday, July 25, 2011

Strawberry Cream Puff


Cream Puffs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • Strawberries , glazed with strawberry jam
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Greased a cookie sheet.

For Filling :
Beat whipping cream until foamy; gradually add icing' sugar, beating until soft peaks form.

For Cream Puffs:
Place water and butter in a saucepan. Heat until boiling, about 3 minutes. Blend in flour and salt until smooth. Stir and cook over low heat until the mixture forms a stiff ball. Remove from heat and add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg is added. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet. For small puffs, bake for 25 minutes. Prick puff with sharp knife in several places to allow steam to escape. Let stand in the oven 5 minutes ; remove from oven to cool. Cut cooled puff in half. Spoon whipping cream into bottom half and top with strawberries. Replace top half. Arrange on platter. Sprinkle with icing sugar. Serve immediately.

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