Giant Cream Puffs

Make cream puffs fit for a bakery in the comfort of your own kitchen.

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Ingredients

1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
Garnish: powdered sugar or melted chocolate
Cream Filling:
1 3-1/2 oz. pkg. instant French vanilla pudding mix
1 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream

Preparation

Combine water and butter in a large heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir until butter melts.

Add flour and salt; mix thoroughly until dough comes away from sides of saucepan. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.

Place dough in a pastry bag fitted with a large plain tip (or use a large spoon). Form 8 rounds on parchment paper-lined baking sheets; smooth tops with a finger dipped in cold water.

Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, until golden. Let stand for several minutes in oven with oven door open; cool on a wire rack.

For Cream Filling: In a medium bowl, beat pudding mix and milk together with an electric mixer on medium-high speed; set aside. In a separate bowl, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into pudding mixture. Chill. Slice puffs open; fill with Cream Filling. Garnish as desired with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a drizzle of melted chocolate. Serve within one hour. Makes 8 puffs.

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