1 cup all-purpose flour
8 tablespoons butter
1 cup water
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Vanilla Cream Filling:
1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 pint heavy cream
1/3 cup milk
Prepare for Baking: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Create the Dough: Boil butter, water, and sugar together. Add flour and stir until it forms a dough ball. Remove from heat to cool.
Incorporate Eggs: Gradually beat the eggs into the cooled dough, one at a time.
Shape the Puffs: Use a piping bag or spoons to form dough drops on the baking tray.
Bake to Perfection: Bake for 15 minutes at 400°F, then lower to 350°F for another 15 minutes.
Cool and Release Steam: Make a small opening in each puff to let out steam and allow them to cool completely.
Prepare the Filling: Mix heavy cream, milk, and pudding mix until smooth and thick.
Assemble the Cream Puffs: Slice the pastries and fill them with the creamy vanilla filling.
For an extra touch of elegance, dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with chocolate or caramel sauce before serving.
Experience the joy of Mom’s Famous Cream Puffs, a dessert that’s not just a treat for the taste buds but a celebration of family heritage. Each bite of these delicate pastries, with their crisp exterior and creamy heart, promises to be a highlight at any gathering, evoking sweet memories and creating new ones.