This week was my husbands bithday,(I'll spare you his age as it might give clues to mine). Instead of cake I decided to make him one of his favorite treats-Creme Puffs. My oldest niece came over manned with a recipe from her Aunt Virginia, a nice polish lady that niether of us has met. At first we were a little intimidated thinking that there would be a lot of work involved, but as it turned out these little gems are fairly easy to make. So easy if fact that we made 2 batches!!
Well, as it turns out we had to make two batches because we sorta ate the first batch as we made them. Had to, we told ourselves. How else would we know if they were good enough to give to her favorite uncle for his birthday!
When all was said and done these tasty little treats are worth the try.
Aunt Virginia's Creme Puffs
1/2 cup Crisco Shortening
1 cup Flour
1 cup water
pinch of slat
On low heat, melt together Crisco, salt and water. Bring to a boil
Add Flour, cook one minute stirring to bring together.
Beat in eggs one at a time until it is neither thick nor runny. (That's what the recipe said!)
Droup dough by tablespoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. (Makes about 24)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Bake 10 minutes, reduce to 400 degrees and bake 20 minutes longer
Creme Filling (add in this order)
3/4 cup sugar
dash of salt
10 tablespoons of flour
4 cups milk
4 egg yolks
Combine all ingredients. Sir constatly over low heat until thick....add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cool
Fill Puffs ..... Enjoy!!!