I'm starting to come out of my funk. I've been indulging in cream puffs. I have to say...I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOVE these cream puffs!It's a Pampered Chef recipe. Oh so yummy. Crazy easy to make too.
3/4 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Butter
1/4 tsp Salt
3/4 Cup Flour
Filling and Topping
1 Container (8 ounces) Frozen Whipped Topping, Thawed
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
About 1/4 Cup Chocolate Candy disks, Melted
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In saucepan, combine water, butter, and salt; bring to boil over high heat. Add flour all at once. Stir mixture vigorously about 1 minute or until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms into a ball. Remove from heat ; place dough in a bowl. Add the eggs and whisk until smooth and very thick.
2. Spray mini-muffin pan with cooking spray. Using slightly rounded small scoop (about the same amount as a generous teaspoon), scoop batter into cups. Bake 22-25 minutes or until deep golden brown. Remove from oven and make a small cut into the side of each puff to release excess steam. Remove puffs from pan to a cooling rack. Cool completely.
3. For filling, combine whipped topping, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Mix gently until well blended. Fill a cake decorating bag with a large hole pipping tip. Insert tip into puff and fill center with cream. For topping, melt the chocolate in a microwave or on top of the stove in a double boiler and drizzle over each puff. Serve immediately. Makes 24 puffs.
Monday was also a total goof off day for me and the kids. Kellie put on lots of finger puppet plays.I didn't understand them - never did figure out what the giant bunny was all about, but I didn't let on. :O)
I've been too busy to stitch a darn thing but now that the kids are back in school I'm planning to spend today stitching - that's one of the benefits of having a party...the house is clean and all the laundry is finished so I can stitch all day without guilt. Happy Tuesday.