Savory Cream Puffs
|Water||250 Milliliter (1 Cup)|
|Butter||125 Gram (1/2 Cup)|
|All purpose flour||150 Gram (1 Cup)|
|Cream cheese||4 Ounce (100 Gram)|
|Celery salt||1 Pinch|
|Chopped chives||1 Tablespoon|
|Milk||100 Milliliter (1/3 Cup)|
To make cream puff paste, heat water, butter and salt in a medium saucepan over low heat.
When butter has melted, increase heat and bring to a boil.
Remove pan from heat; add flour all at once.
Mix with a wooden spoon to make a paste.
Return to heat and beat until mixture forms a smooth ball.
Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
Grease baking sheets.
Beat eggs into cooled mixture one at a time.
Pipe or spoon mixture in small balls onto greased baking sheets.
Bake about 20 minutes or until crisp and golden brown.
Remove from baking sheets.
Cut puffs in half; cool on a rack.
To make filling, put cream cheese, paprika, celery salt and chives into a small bowl.
Beat in enough milk to give a piping consistency.
Put filling into a pastry bag fitted with a fluted nozzle.
Use two-thirds of mixture to fill cooled puffs.
Top with rosettes of remaining filling.
Add a selection of garnishes as illustrated.