Although Paul and I enjoyed a lovely dinner out last night, both my kids had to take care of their own dinner meals. Keep in mind they are both adults and more than capable of getting their own dinners, I still wanted to make something for us to enjoy later last night together as a family. So I made these Strawberry Creme Puffs. Let me tell you..they were soooo good!!
I started out following the directions of one recipe I found on Pinterest. First I needed to make the pastry. Unfortunately though my first batch didn’t turn out so well. Once I removed them from the oven, they flattened.
Look at them..they look like pancakes 😦
Unfortunately I had to start over..
I will share the recipe that I used, it belonged to Boston Creme Puff.
For the pastry I used:
1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of water
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup of all purpose flour
In a large pot bring butter and water to boil. Remove from heat. Add salt and flour and constantly stirring until dough forms a ball. Transfer the dough into a bowl, using a hand mixer add eggs one at a time and mix until all four eggs have been added.
Drop tablespoons of dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. I kept a close eye on mine and baked until they were light, fluffy and browned. I also put a slit on the top of each one to let the steam out. Turned off the oven and let them stay in a little longer. I don’t have a very good explanation of this, I totally did my own thing. They turned out fine, if your uncomfortable trying on your own then check recipes on Pinterest, you will find times and temperatures there.
Once done I let cool completely and then make my Strawberry Filling.
2 Cups of Heavy Creme, mix with hand mixer or free standing blender until thickened and forming peaks. Then I added 1/3 cup of icing sugar and 1 tsp of Vanilla extract. Continue mixing until everything is nicely blended.
I let this mixture sit in the fridge for a few minutes just to allow time for my puffs to cool.
Fill your puffs with the Creme mixture using a piping bag, add your strawberries..
Sprinkle with icing sugar and DONE!! They were the perfect treat for after dinner, the 4 of us sat around the island enjoying them. It was the perfect Valentines Day spent with my family~
Until next time friends,