Sunday, September 21, 2008

Homemade Eclairs

I have been making cream puffs since I was a teenager. It's really fun and easy. You can fill them with pudding for a great eclair, but you can also fill them with chicken salad.
Cream Puffs:
In a small saucepan, bring to a boil:
1 cube butter
1 cup water
1/8 tsp. salt
Once boiling, add: 1 cup flour
Stir until the mixture forms a big smooth ball. Remove from heat and cool 10 minutes.
One at a time, whip in 4 eggs until mixture is smooth and creamy.
Place by teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes until well browned. Cool.
1 small package vanilla or chocolate pudding
2 cups cool whip or real whipping cream (whipped and sweetened)
Make pudding according to package directions. Fold in cool whip. Fill cream puffs
Chocolate Fudge Topping:
1/4 c. butter
3-4 T. milk
2-3 T. cocoa powder
2 cups powdered sugar
Melt butter, milk and cocoa powder in saucepan. When it begins to boil, remove from heat and beat in powdered sugar with a whisk. If it is too thin, add more powdered sugar, too thick, add more milk. Drizzle over cream puffs.

1 comment:

elesa said...

I took these to a friend's house for dinner the other night and they went NUTS over these! They were so delicious! Thanks for making me look good!