My Boss Sandy told me about these yummy little things, she said they were very easy to make and that her family gobbled them right up! So today I decided that I would give it a try.
This Recipe makes about 20 to 25 Cream Puffs
First off you will need :
2 (3.5 ounce) packages of instant pudding of your favorite flavor ( I used Vanilla )
Mix according to box directions I cut the milk back to 1 3/4 cup per package so it was a little thicker then I put it in a ziplock bag and tossed it in the fridge for later use.
Next Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
Then You will need:
1/2 cup of Butter
1 cup of water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
1 tablespoon of sugar
Bring your butter and water to a rolling boil in a medium sized pot, then transfer it to the flour mixture and mix well until it forms a ball.
Wisk your eggs together and then add them to the dough but mix well so the eggs do not cook (as the dough is still pretty hot when you add the eggs).
This is when I had my doubts whether this was gonna turn out because the dough was more of a batter, it seemed to me like it was to runny.
Ok so now that you have everything all mixed up and ready to go you will need a couple cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Drop by tablespoonfuls ( I used a ice cream scoop, but next time I will drop them with a tablespoon so they are not so large ) on cookie sheets and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown. Centers should be dry. When you take them out of oven poke a toothpick into the side of them to let the steam out so they do not fall.
When the shells are cool, either split them in half and fill with pudding mixture or use a pastry bag to pipe the pudding into the shells. sprinkle the tops with powdered sugar and you are done.
These were a big hit at my house as well! Here are my Pictures!!!