Updated: Dec 7, 2020
Welcome to my Food Blog. I figured this is a good time to start my blog again since we are all stuck at home with the pandemic. I don't know about you, but my family is getting a little stir crazy being stuck at home. I figure this website will be a good distraction for me, and it will help me stay in contact with some friends, mostly Taraleigh since she said she would be my number one follower.
I am making my kids work on areas they are struggling in school. Homeschooling is like pulling teeth for my kids; they do so much better with someone else teaching them. So much so, when my oldest needs help with math, I make her watch videos on YouTube of a teacher explaining the concept. If it comes from me, it's wrong!
What are you doing to keep your kids entertained? I have been making my kids play together. I know I'm the worst. They complain about it for about 5 minutes, and then they remember they like each other.
I got this recipe from my mom. She made these for us growing up. My mom only made them a few times a year, so it was a special treat when we had them, and they would go quickly. I usually change up recipes when I make them, but this one is too good to change.
The cream in these cream puffs is so creamy and yummy. The puff is not great on its own, once you add the cream, it becomes amazing. The filling will come dripping out when you take a bit, so make sure you eat the puff over a plate.
I have been to bakeries and little shops that sell desserts, and I always have to try the cream puffs because I love them. When I try them, I am usually left disappointed because these cream puffs are my favorite.
In the directions, it says to stir eggs one at a time. I didn't do this once, and my puffs were a mess. I hate having eggs on my hands, so I usually add all the eggs at once, even when the recipe says one at a time. Make sure you add your eggs one at a time and stir well in between adding another egg. The batter will be thick. Also, make sure you use Cool Whip. I used my homemade cream once, the puffs were not very good. Enjoy!
1/2 c (one stick) butter
1 c water
1/4 t salt
1 small package vanilla pudding, instant
1 1/2 c milk
1 c Cool Whip
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt butter in a medium saucepan, over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add water and bring to a boil. Then, add flour and salt. Stir until combined. Remove from heat and add eggs one at a time. Beat until thick and gooey.
Drop a tablespoon or two of batter onto a greased cookie sheet, 12 per cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Makes about 24 cream puffs, depending on the size you make the puffs.
To make the filling, beat the pudding and milk in a medium bowl with a hand mixer for about a minute, then add the cool whip and mix until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Once the cream puffs have cooled, cut the puff in half horizontally and add a spoonful of the filling. You can sprinkle powdered sugar over the top of the cream puffs if you prefer.