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  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

Tender puffs filled with cool custard are a timeless dessert that never goes out of style. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Puffs

1
cup water
1/2
cup butter or stick margarine
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
4
whole eggs

Filling

1/3
cup granulated sugar
2
tablespoons cornstarch
1/8
teaspoon salt
2
cups half-and-half
2
egg yolks, slightly beaten
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2
teaspoons vanilla

Garnish

1
tablespoon powdered sugar
1/4
cup chocolate topping

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. In 2 1/2-quart saucepan, heat water and 1/2 cup butter to rolling boil. Stir in flour. Reduce heat to low; stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat.
  • 2
    Beat in eggs, all at once, with spoon. Continue beating until smooth. Drop dough by level tablespoonfuls about 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets to make 36 profiteroles.
  • 3
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until puffed and golden. Cool away from draft, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix granulated sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually stir in half-and-half. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir at least half of the hot mixture into egg yolks, then stir back into hot mixture in saucepan. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter and the vanilla.
  • 5
    Pour filling into bowl. Press plastic wrap on filling to prevent a tough layer from forming on top. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until cool.
  • 6
    Cut puffs horizontally in half. Fill puffs with filling; replace tops. Sift powdered sugar over tops. Cover; refrigerate until serving. Serve drizzled with chocolate topping. Store remaining profiteroles covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • For a change of pace, fill the puffs with vanilla or chocolate ice cream instead of the custard filling.
  • When making the puffs, add the flour all at once and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
145mg
48%
Sodium
135mg
6%
Potassium
105mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
11g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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