Cream Puff Shells
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  1. In a saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil.
  2. Add the flour, all at one time, and stir briskly using a heavy spoon, stirring constantly and in a circle until the mixture begins to leave the sides of the pan and form a ball.
  3. The mixture will become smooth, leaving the sides of the pan clean.
  4. Stir over low heat to dry the mixture for about 2 minutes.
  5. The mixture will lose its stickiness.
  6. Transfer mixture to a bowl and add eggs, one at a time, beating in thoroughly before adding the next.
  7. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet.
  8. Bake in a 400°F oven for about 30 minutes or until they are a lovely golden brown. Allow to cool slowly.
Recipe by Gracious Rain at