When he asked me what I wanted for dessert Friday night, I said, "Beignets!" But then I said, "Okay, not beignets. I know you need the fryer for that and all that oil is a pain. Surprise me!" (Ask LoveAphid, she was on Skype with me during this conversation.) Anyway, he came back with Cream Puffs! Close to Beignets, but without the frying. How cool was that? We all liked them so much that he made them again for Game Night, a which point I whipped out the camera and informed him, "You are now a blog post!"
So, without further ado, here is a picture of the Cream Puffs that Superman made! (Don't they look yummy?)
I like mine plain (without chocolate and filling), so I nabbed some before he finished them and just sprinkled powdered sugar on them.
Want to make some of your own? He just pulled the recipe from Cooks.com and you can do the same thing...or you can just keep reading because I hate being told I have to click for a recipe...I'm lazy that way.
Cream Puffs from Cooks.com
1 c. boiling water
1 c. pre-sifted flour
1/4 tsp. salt
Cook and stir 30 seconds more. Remove from heat. Break 1 egg into the paste; beat fast until smooth and fluffy. Repeat until all the eggs are used.
Drop by whatever size you want (1/4 cup) onto ungreased cookie sheet 3 inches apart. (Superman used the ice cream scooper and prefers to use parchment paper.) Bake at 350 degrees until puffed and golden 35-40 minutes. Cool away from drafts. Cut off tops and fill with filling or ice cream.
Don't forget the Pastry Cream!
Pastry Cream from Cooks.com
2 c. milk
2 tbsp. butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. cornstarch
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
Finally, we (yes, I was part of it on Saturday evening) melted chocolate chips (because we didn't have Baker's Chocolate) and drizzled it on the cream puff and then sprinkled powdered sugar over the entire thing.
I think Superman should make dessert more often, what do you think?