Cream puffs are actually very easy to make. They are a yummy addition to any dessert table!
Some recipes use a pudding-mix based filling, but grandma's recipe is a homemade custard filling.
Cream PuffsMakes around 20 cream puffs but will vary
2 cups milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup water
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Filling- Mix milk, sugar, flour and salt in a medium bowl with a fork. Pass mixture through a strainer into a sauce pan. Cook on medium heat till mixture thickens (kind of look likes a thick paste). Once thickened, remove from heat and temper in eggs (each lightly beaten) one at a time. Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir. Stir in vanilla. Cover and refrigerate overnight to set.
Shells- In a saucepan, add butter and water and bring to a rapid bowl. Stir in flour and salt until it forms a ball.
Remove from heat and transfer dough to a mixing bowl and let it cool slightly. With a spoon or in a mixer with the paddle attachment, beat in the eggs one at a time making sure to mix well after each addition. You should have a sticky dough.
Drop dough by the tablespoon onto an un-greased baking sheet.
Let cool completely before filling with custard.
Gently cut tops and fill using a spoon or a piping bag. Right before serving, sprinkle powdered sugar on top.