State Fair Cream Puffs

By Maureen Mespell

State Fair Cream Puffs

July 18, 2012 Updated Jul 18, 2012 at 2:01 PM EDT

Ever been to a fair or festival and sunk your teeth into a cloud of whipped cream sandwiched between two flaky pastry puffs? Well, get ready to easily make your very own version of State Fair Cream Puffs, any old time you want!
Serves: 12
Cooking Time: 30 min
Ingredients
• 1 cup water
• 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 4 eggs, at room temperature
• 1 egg yolk
• 2 tablespoons milk
• 2 cups (1 pint) heavy cream
• 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water, butter, and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir quickly until mixture forms a ball; remove from heat.

2. Add 1 egg and beat hard with a wooden spoon to blend. Add remaining whole eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; each egg must be completely blended in before the next egg is added. As you beat mixture, it will change from an almost-curdled to a smooth appearance. When it is smooth, spoon 12 mounds of dough onto a large rimmed baking sheet.

3. In a small bowl, combine egg yolk and milk; mix well and brush over dough.

4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

5. In a large bowl, beat cream with an electric beater on medium speed until soft peaks form. Add 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar and vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form.

6. Cut top third off each cooled pastry puff and fill with equal amounts of whipped cream mixture. Replace tops and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve.
Note
For a sure way to get perfect whipped cream, chill the bowl and beaters before whipping the cream, and make sure not to over beat it.
Try our easy version of another state fair favorite, Hot Dogs with Chili Sauce!

Read more at http://www.mrfood.com/Pastry/Cream-Puffs-from-Mr-Food#8Jz3mdy4GFBeRBWb.99




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