Originating in Denmark, this classic dessert is easy to make but has an elegant flair.
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1 cup water
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs
Heat oven to 400°F.
Combine water, butter and salt in heavy 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 5-10 minutes or until mixture just comes to a full boil. Stir in flour vigorously 1 minute or until mixture forms ball. Remove from heat. Cool mixture 10 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth.
Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls, 3 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 30-35 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned. Pierce each puff gently with fork to allow steam to escape. Cool completely.
Cut off tops; remove any filaments of soft dough. Just before serving, fill puffs as desired.
• Ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet or sorbet. Dust cream puff tops with powdered sugar or unsweetened cocoa or drizzle with purchased ice cream topping.
• Whipped cream, pudding or pie filling. Top cream puffs with melted chocolate chips, melted jelly or preserves, or fresh berries.
• Chicken, seafood, tuna or egg salad. Fill each cream puff with about 1/2 cup salad.
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Mini Cream Puffs: Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 28-33 minutes. Cream Puff Ring: Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased baking sheet in 9-inch ring shape. Bake 35-45 minutes.