Monday, March 4, 2013

St. Patrick's Day: Cream Puffs

1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
5-6 drops of food coloring
1 cup flour
4 eggs

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil and add food coloring.
  3. Stir in the flower with a fork and mix until smooth.
  4. Remove from the heat and beat in the eggs with an electric mixer until smooth.
  5. Spoon dough in heaping tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake until golden brown, about 30-35 minutes.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Cut open and spoon out any soft innards, and fill with desired filling just before serving.
  9. Garnish with powdered sugar.
Whipped Cream Filling with Vanilla Beans
1 cup heavy cream, well chilled
3 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 inches of fresh vanilla bean, split and stripped
  1. Ina chilled mixing bowl, mix cream, sugar, vanilla, and stripped vanilla beans on high speed until stip peaks form.
  2. Chill until ready to serve.

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