Strawberry Cream Puffs
|Categories:||Desserts, Fruit Desserts, Other Desserts|
|Keywords:||Cream, strawberry, puffs|
|2/3 c||all purpose flour|
|CREAM PUFF FILLING|
|3/4 c||whipping cream|
|1/3 c||confectioners' sugar|
|3 c||fresh strawberries, sliced|
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DirectionsPUFF PASTRY: Combine water and butter in medium saucepan; bring to a boil.Add flour and salt all at once, stirring vigorously over medium-high heat until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms a smooth ball. Remove from heat, and cool 4-5 minutes.Add eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly with a wooden spoon after each addition; then beat till dough is smooth.Drop Pastry dough into 8 equal mounds and bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or till golden brown and puffed.Cool away from drafts. Cut top off puffs; pull out and discard soft dough inside.FILLING AND ASSEMBLY: Beat whipping cream till foamy; gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating till soft peaks form.Fold 3/4 of sliced strawberries into whipped cream.Fill each cream puff with strawberry mixture.Arrange remaining sliced strawberries on top of each puff. Replace tops of pastry puffs. Garnish with mint leaves, if desired.