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Basic Cream Puffs

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The basic cream puffs are fantastic snack that will impress your guests. The cream puffs are a snack that have always been a favorite of kids and people who still have a kid alive in their heart.
Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  All-purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Eggs 5 Small
Directions

MAKING
1) In a saucepan, melt shortening in 1 cup boiling water.
2) Add flour and salt all at once. Keep stirring until mixture forms ball.
3) Now, add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until mixture is smooth.
4) Take a greased cookie sheet and drop spoonsful of batter on it.
5) Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes.
6) Decrease heat to 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes.
7) Cool the puffs and then fill with desired cream pie filling, whipped cream or ice cream.

SERVING
8) Serve the cream puffs as snack or dessert to kids.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Cream
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 136 Calories from Fat 91

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.7%

Saturated Fat 2.6 g13.2%

Trans Fat 1.1 g

Cholesterol 67 mg22.3%

Sodium 63.1 mg2.6%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.28 g1.1%

Sugars 0.2 g

Protein 3 g6.1%

Vitamin A 1.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 1% Iron 4.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Basic Cream Puffs Recipe