Swan Cream Puffs

 CREAM PUFFS ARE DELICIOUS!!

SWAN CREAM PUFFS are DELICIOUS and PRETTY.

Same recipe. A tiny bit more work but well worth the smiles... :)







PRINTABLE RECIPE



Swan Cream Puffs


Ingredients:

1/2 c. butter
1 c. water
1/4 tsp salt
1 c. flour - less one tablespoon
4 1/2 eggs  


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Bring butter and water to a boil in a medium saucepan. As soon as it boils rapidly (don't let it boil too long or you will lose liquid in the steam) add the flour and salt all at once. Remove from burner and beat vigorously until batter is smooth and shiny.

Add in one egg at a time and beat vigorously until a smooth ball is formed.

Put a layer of parchment paper onto a cookie sheet.

Drop by generous tablespoons onto the parchment paper. To make the necks of the swans, cut a small hole in the corner of a plastic bag and fill with batter. Squeeze out batter in the form of a question mark onto the parchment paper.

Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Then turn the heat down to 350 and continue baking until they are golden colored and dry in the middle. (They have to be dry in the middle or they will collapse shortly after taking them out of the oven and they won't puff back up. Don't ask me how I know this...)

The necks will cook before the puffs.

Cool the puffs and the necks completely.

I mix Cool Whip and instant vanilla pudding in equal parts and it's delicious as the filling for the cream puffs, but if you want to make a real custard you can get the recipe HERE.

To make the swans:

Cut a slice off the top of the cream puff shell. Cut the slice in half. These become the wings of the swan. 

Fill the shells with the custard and cream. Place the swan necks in the front of the shell into the custard to hold it firmly. Set the wings a little further back as shown in the pictures. 

Sprinkle confectioner's sugar over the swans.

Have fun with this. 

This dessert definitely has the WOW FACTOR. At least everyone around here was pretty impressed!!

And it was lusciously delicious, too. 

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Here are the swan necks. They look like question marks. Watch out... they cook quickly.










Happy Christmas Season, everyone.
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