Wednesday, August 10, 2011

puffs and chocolate sauce -

happy anniversary to us.
7 Years. For this year I made for my hunny puff shells, added ice-cream and homemade chocolate sauce.
I wanted a good picture of it in the sun-light.

And here it is at 9pm after we got the kids to bed and were able to do a candle light dessert .
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
In a sauce pan add water and butter and salt. Bring to a boil. Add all the flour at once and still vigorously still it forms a ball. Take off stove and let cool for 10 minutes. (if not when you add your eggs they will curdle. -Did that once with. Not so good!) beat in eggs 1 at a time with a wooden spoon. Drop 12 balls onto greased cookie sheet. 400 for 30-35 minutes. For smaller make into teaspoon balls and bake for 18 minutes. Cut into half and scrap out soft dough.
- This is from Better Homes and Garden cookbook but its the basic recipe for puffs. Julia Child's is basically the same.
Chocolate Sauce
  • 1/4 c cocoa
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 c whipping cream- un-whipped
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1/4 c butter
Add all above to sauce pan. Bring to boil and add 1t vanilla

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla
beat till you get the desired consistency.

Tips- To write on the plate. I placed chocolate sauce into a small tip squeeze bottle and wrote message. Then placed in the freezer.
-I also filled the puffs with the ice-cream in the morning and put them in the freezer. Take out a few minute before you serve them to thaw.
-puffs can be filled with anything to make a yummy appetizer, breakfast or dessert.

This is what our plate looked like real quick.
Happy Anniversary and I Love US!!!

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