Thursday, December 11, 2008

Grammy Dunphy's Cream Puffs

My Grammy was a great cook. While she was probably most famous for her yeast rolls, she had many other recipes that were wonderful, too. This is one of my favorites. I remember using this recipe in high school, when I had to prepare a meal for my family, for Home Ec class. They are easy to prepare (as long as you don't over-beat the mixture) and will get you rave reviews. Some people fill these with vanilla pudding, or whipped cream. I think they taste best with vanilla ice cream, with a drizzle of hot chocolate sauce over the top.


Grammy Dunphy's Cream Puffs

1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sifted flour
3 eggs

Let water and butter come to a boil in a saucepan. Stir in one cup of sifted flour. Remove from heat, place mixture in a mixing bowl, and let cool. Next, add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed with an electric mixer after each addition, only until combined. Be careful not to over mix, or you may end up with pancakes instead of puffs! Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet (I usually get 10-12 puffs) and bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees, and bake for an additional 20 minutes.

To serve, cut puff open with knife and fill with ice cream, then top with hot chocolate sauce. Yum!

6 comments:

Lisa said...

Sounds yummy - and simple!! I'll put them on my list of recipes to try!

Jean said...

A cream puff filled with ice cream is just the ticket for my sore throat. Too bad you live so far away....

Cheryl and Ashton said...

Memories! The photo is so delicious looking and I must make some soon. Grammy would be delighted to know her receipes are being enjoyed!

Linda said...

Funny, I don't remember ever having her cream puffs--I feel deprived! :) I do remember having her yummy green beans/snowpea pods (can't remember which) that she cooked in milk. Man, they were good!

Anonymous said...

I too Linda remember only the peas with milk,warmed with some salt and pepper. Guess she figured we did not need the cream puffs!
Susie (Carol in Grammy's eyes!)

Heather said...

I remember the peas and milk from dinner at the house in New Portland. The cream puffs are the ones my mother use to make, and I copied the recipe from her, which was credited to Grammy, with a date of 1968. Yum. All this cream puff talk makes me want to make another batch...

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