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Strawberry Cream Puffs

Here's another recipe you might want to make for your Valentine this week. 


I'll never forget the first time I learned about "cream puffs" when I watched a Little Rascals episode where Alfalfa shares a basket dinner with Darla (and Spanky secretly pours liquid soap inside the cream puff to make bubbles come out of Alfalfa's mouth!) No soap in this recipe. Enjoy! 

1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
4 eggs

Cream Filling:
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
4 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 cup whipping cream


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In medium-sized saucepan, melt butter. Add water and salt and bring to a boil. Add flour and stir vigorously until mixture forms a ball that doesn't separate. Remove from heat and transfer into a mixing bowl. Allow to cool for five minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating with wooden spoon or mixer after each addition 1-2 minutes. Drop by tablespoons onto greased baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool before splitting and filling with cream.

In medium bowl, combine sliced strawberries and 2 tablespoons sugar. In mixing bowl, beat cream and remaining sugar until stiff. Fold in strawberries. When ready to serve, fill with cream. Top with powdered sugar or drizzle with chocolate sauce. Makes 10 cream puffs.