I made these last night for dessert. I don't make desserts as often as I used to so this was a real treat.
These are seriously the easiest cream puffs every and oh so good.
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup flour
- 4 eggs
- 4 oz. pkg instant pudding (lemon is my favorite, banana cream is good and the kids like chocolate)
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Heat water and butter to a rolling boil.
Stir in flour. Stir vigorously over low heat for approximately a minute until mixture forms a ball.
Remove from heat.
Beat in eggs (all at one time) and beat until smooth.
Drop by scant 1/4 cupfulls (I use the Pampered Chef Easy Accent Decorator to make my cream puffs fairly uniform and pretty) onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 35-40 minutes (I watch them really close at 30 minutes, sometimes they are ready early) or until puffed and golden.
Cut off tops (I just pull the top off) and pull out any filaments of soft dough. (I rarely have to remove anything).
Make pudding according to pkg. instructions.
Fill puffs with pudding and replace tops.
Dust with powdered sugar before serving (I use the Pampered Chef flour/sugar Shaker).
Store in refrigerator. Makes approximately 12 cream puffs. Easy to double recipe.