Strawberry Cream Puffs

posted by Nic 06-23-98 9:23 AM

Strawberry Cream Puffs (Taste of Home)

1 cup water
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs

Cream Filling:
2 pints fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup sugar, divided
2 cups whipping cream

Confectioner's sugar
Additional strawberry slices
Mint leaves

Preheat oven to 400 F.

In a large saucepan, bring water, butter, sugar and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from heat and beat in eggs one at a time. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.

Make 10 cream puffs by dropping by tablespoonfuls of dough 2 in. apart on a large ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for about 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

For filling, combine berries and 1/4 cup sugar. Chill 30 minutes. Beat cream and remaining sugar until stiff.

Just before serving, cut off tops of puffs. Combine berries ans cream mixture. Fill cream puffs and replace tops. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar, and garnish with dditional berries and mint leaves. Yield: 10 Cream Puffs

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