Valentines day is just around the corner and I just have to share with you all one of our favorite desserts here in Lewisville. We usually save baking creme puffs for New Year's eve, but they're so easy to make and so delicious, we just can't help ourselves but make more and more of these bad boys! Here's our recipe made with home made whipped cream, which you can always add a little red dye to just in time for Valentines Day!
Don't those look good! They are...really, really good!
Here's what you'll need to make 10-12 cream puffs.
1 cup of water
1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter
1 cup of flour
Heavy whipping cream (not pictured)
Powdered Sugar (not pictured)
Heat your oven to 400 degrees (F).
In a saucepan, heat your water and butter to a boil.
Add your flour and reduce to a low heat. Stir the mixture until it thickens and forms a ball of dough. This will be quick, about a minute, then take it off the heat completely.
Stir in the beaten eggs and mix it with the flour mixture until it's smooth. It will seen like the eggs won't mix with the flour, but just keep mixing. Keep mixing. Again, it's off the heat.
It will look like this when it's ready to be baked.
Next, just drop them onto an ungreased baking sheet. I use a 1/3 measuring cup to drop them onto a cookie sheet.
Put them in your pre heated oven for 35 minutes or until they're puffed and golden brown on top.
While those are baking, you can start making your home made whipped cream. I prefer whipped cream over cream filling mainly because it's lighter and much easier to make. Just add half pint of heavy whipping cream ( I only had regular whipping cream but it still works) and mix it with1/4 cup of powdered sugar. Use a mixer and beat the cream and sugar on high until it fluffs.
I like my whipped cream sweet, so I always add more sugar throughout the beating process. I'll take a little taste, add some sugar, mix, taste, add sugar. It's really add powdered sugar to taste. Chill your whipped cream until you're ready to add them to the puffs.
When the puffs are done, let them cool off completely.
Once they are completely cooled, cut the tops off, add your whipped cream, and for an added bonus, add a little powdered sugar.
Oh ya! That's my kind of dessert. I can easily eat two....with extra whipped cream! Enjoy!