Yummy Dessert for the love’s in your life!
Back when I was first married, I came across this recipe in a magazine my grandmother in-law gave to me. I decided to make it for my husband on Valentine’s day, and it was a hit! After that he would request it often, and so it became part of our regular meal rotation on weekends. It is perfectly ok to indulge yourself with this light and fluffy dessert once and a while, just so long as you are eating healthy during the week. Give this recipe a try for Valentine’s day!
Strawberry Cream Puffs…
Makes 14 to 16 small puffs
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups milk
1 package (3 ounces) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen strawberries, thawed and drained or 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1. Cover a baking sheet with foil; grease foil. In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter and salt to a boil over medium heat. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.
2. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased foil baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until golden. Lift foil and transfer to a wire rack. Immediately cut a slit in each puff to allow steam to escape; cool.
3. In a saucepan, cook milk and pudding mix according to package directions. Cool. Fold in whipped cream and vanilla.
4. Place cream puffs on a serving plate; split puffs open; discard soft dough from inside. Fill cream puffs just before serving; top with strawberries and replace tops. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Refrigerate leftovers.
I love to serve my puffs with piece of dark chocolate hearts on the side. This recipe brings back many happy memories. I can’t believe 24 years has gone by since I first made this recipe! WOW! Hopefully you will give this recipe a try, and it can become part of your family traditions.
Until Next Post,
Happy Valentine’s Day