The Guardian Angel
Take your needle my child and
work at your pattern it will come out a
rose by and by. Life is like that...one
stitch at a time taken patiently.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes 1867~
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
C'mon on over to my place..let's make cream puffs...
I don't think that I've shared this recipe here, if I have and this is redundant, my apologies..
Today, I'm making cream puffs, the old fashioned way...this is a recipe and I harken back once again to my MIL, this was her's, and her mother's before her, and she has passed her handwritten version down to me now~ another treasure...
So, here we go...now these ARE NOT HARD to make,
really easy peasy.. So let's get started....
medium size sauce pan
1 cup water
1/2 cup ( one stick of butter- the real McCoy)
1 cup ap flour
a few grains of salt
Heat water and butter together in suacepan until butter is
melted and mixture boils. Stir in flour and salt all at once.
Cook & stir this mixture over direct heat until the mixture leaves the side of the pan and forms a ball. I let this cool just a bit, because your next step is to add the eggs, one at a time, and you don't want to cook the eggs. Your mixture should look smooth. Drop by tablespoons of your size and choice and bake in a 400 degree oven for 45-50 min for large ones and 15-20 for small ones.I put them on a cooling rack..and then mix up the custard filling.
2 tbs butter
1/4 cup corn starch
2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
Melt butter, blend in corn starch, sugar & salt. Gradually add milk and heat to boiling. I will temper the egg yolks with some hot liquid before I stir them into to the pan, so they don't scramble. Return to stove and cook another 2 minutes, stirring constantly and add vanilla. I then
will put this in the fridge to cool down, before I put them in the puffs.
After the puffs cool, I slice off a portion of the top and scoop out some of the inside, there isn't much there because they are so light, and fill
the cavity with cooled custard and place the lid back on.
That's all there is to that...