These delicate and light strawberry cream puffs pair perfectly with your mid-morning coffee!

Strawberry Puffs
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time45 mins
 250 g Strawberries, Stemmed and Sliced
 Granulated Sugar
 250 ml Water
 100 g Butter
 ½ tsp Salt
 250 ml All Purpose Flour
 4 Large Eggs
 300 ml Cream, Whipped
 5 ml Vanilla Extract
 Powdered Sugar
1

In bowl toss strawberries with sugar, to taste; cover and chill.

2

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

3

In medium saucepan bring water, butter and salt to boil. Remove from heat; stir in flour all at once to blend thoroughly. Set over medium heat. Cook and stir until mixture pulls away from side of pan and forms a ball. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Thoroughly beat in eggs one at a time.

4

Spoon or pipe batter in 6 equal mounds, spaced apart, onto lightly greased baking sheet.

5

Bake in centre of oven 20 to 25 minutes until puffs are evenly browned. Turn off oven. Remove from oven and with thin knife cut a slit in each puff. Return to oven for 10 minutes, and then cool completely on rack.

6

In a bowl, whip cream to form soft peaks; sweeten with sugar, to taste, and flavour with vanilla.

7

To assemble, halve puffs horizontally with serrated knife. Fill puffs with whipped cream and some of the strawberries. Cover with puff tops.  Dust lightly with powdered sugar. Enjoy!

Ingredients

 250 g Strawberries, Stemmed and Sliced
 Granulated Sugar
 250 ml Water
 100 g Butter
 ½ tsp Salt
 250 ml All Purpose Flour
 4 Large Eggs
 300 ml Cream, Whipped
 5 ml Vanilla Extract
 Powdered Sugar

Directions

1

In bowl toss strawberries with sugar, to taste; cover and chill.

2

Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

3

In medium saucepan bring water, butter and salt to boil. Remove from heat; stir in flour all at once to blend thoroughly. Set over medium heat. Cook and stir until mixture pulls away from side of pan and forms a ball. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Thoroughly beat in eggs one at a time.

4

Spoon or pipe batter in 6 equal mounds, spaced apart, onto lightly greased baking sheet.

5

Bake in centre of oven 20 to 25 minutes until puffs are evenly browned. Turn off oven. Remove from oven and with thin knife cut a slit in each puff. Return to oven for 10 minutes, and then cool completely on rack.

6

In a bowl, whip cream to form soft peaks; sweeten with sugar, to taste, and flavour with vanilla.

7

To assemble, halve puffs horizontally with serrated knife. Fill puffs with whipped cream and some of the strawberries. Cover with puff tops.  Dust lightly with powdered sugar. Enjoy!

Strawberry Puffs

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