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Basic Cream Puff Pastry

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  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), sifted
  Eggs 3

Combine milk, butter, sugar, and salt in heavy saucepan.
Cook over medium heat until butter is melted and sugar dissolved; stir constantly.
Add all the flour.
Stir vigorously with wooden spoon until mixture is smooth and leaves sides of pan, forming a ball.
Turn off heat; add 1 egg.
Beat until well mixed.
Continue adding eggs one at a time; beat well after each addition. (An electric mixer can be used to beat in eggs.)
Beat until smooth; cover lightly.
Let stand until cool.
Spoon pastry into icing bag with 1-inch plain piping tube attached; pipe out as desired onto lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake in preheated 450°F oven 8 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 350 °F; bake 20 to 40 minutes, depending on size of puffs or eclairs, until dry.
Cool on wire racks; fill as desired.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 931 Calories from Fat 405

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g70.3%

Saturated Fat 23.4 g116.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 715.9 mg238.6%

Sodium 525.2 mg21.9%

Total Carbohydrates 97 g32.2%

Dietary Fiber 2.5 g10.1%

Sugars 25.3 g

Protein 34 g68.5%

Vitamin A 33.1% Vitamin C

Calcium 29.3% Iron 39.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Basic Cream Puff Pastry Recipe