Cream puffs are delicious and surprisingly easy to make. They are also extremely thrifty. Did you know they aren't just for dessert? It true!
I usually will fill them with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup on top or with homemade vanilla or chocolate pudding. A scoop of ice cream is nice too. But savory options are nice too like a creamy broccoli and chicken combo or even something as simple as some eggs and cheese.
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup flour
In a medium saucepan place water, butter and salt, bring to a boil. Add flour and stir well until mixture forms a ball. Continue to cook for one minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool about 5 minutes
With a and mixer or wooden spoon add one egg and mix until well blended. Repeat until all four eggs have been added. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake in a 400° oven for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown.
Remove cream puffs to a rack to cool completely. Split and fill with your favorite fillings.
Whether you make these as a dessert or a main dish I think they are quite elegant and a simple way to make a fancy presentation.