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Puff Shells

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SERVES
12
COOK TIME
40 Min

Puff Shells are great because they can be made to taste either savory or sweet. They're great as an entree or a snack!

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into quarters
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature

What to Do

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degree F.
     
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the water, butter, and salt to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the flour all at once and stir quickly with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a ball; remove pan from the heat.
     
  3. Add 1 egg and beat with the wooden spoon to blend. Add the remaining eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. When the dough is smooth, spoon 1/4-cup mounds of dough onto a cookie sheet, leaving 2 inches between each dough mound.
     
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden and puffy. Transfer the puffs to a wire rack and let cool completely. With a sharp knife, cut puffs in half horizontally before filling.

Notes

For Lunch or Dinner: Fill puffs with tuna, chicken, egg, or seafood salad.
 

For Dessert: Fill puffs with pudding, mousse, or custard and top with whipped cream, chocolate chips or other garnishes.
 

Preparation Tip: To make mini puff shells, drop the dough by tablespoonfuls and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden.
 

Yields about 1 dozen shells.

 

 

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