|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Boiling water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Flour||1 Cup (16 tbs) (sifted)|
|Eggs||3 , unbeaten|
Add butter and salt to boiling water and stir over medium heat until mixture boils.
Lower heat; add flour all at once & beat vigorously until mixture leaves sides of the pan.
Add one egg at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
Shape on greased cookie sheet using 1 tsp.of pastry for 1 puff, depending upon size desired.
Bake in a hot oven, 400 degrees, for 10 minutes.
Reduce heat to moderate, 350 degrees, and let bake about 30 minutes longer.
Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool.
This makes about 4 dozen small puffs.
If you have extra puffs after filling with crab filling, you can freeze them.