HINT: Try to remember to take the eggs out ahead and let them set at room temperature.
YOU will need (I already mentioned 4 eggs), 1/2 cup of butter=1 stick, regular not unsalted, 1/4 tsp salt, I couldn't find my 1/4 teaspoon to measure, 1 cup of All-Purpose flour and l cup of water. * I used 1/8 tsp salt. PREHEAT your oven to 400 degrees F.
Remove from heat and let set for 10 minutes. Now, add your eggs, ONE AT A TIME, beat well, with wooden spoon, after each addition you might start cussing! YOUR arm is going to hurt! I can hear you...lol! Beat well, until smooth and all 4 eggs have been added.
Drop batter by heaping tablespoon, 3" apart onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake in your oven 400 degrees for 25-35minutes. Puffy n' golden is what you want them to look like!
Cool on wire rack and now prepare your Vanilla pudding, for the filling. I start to set out my ingredients and then go split the puffs open to cool a bit. YOU will want to remove some of the filling, later on.
Okay, here is where you can be creative~ YOU can cheat, like me and use an Instant Vanilla Pudding. I made the sugar free variety, to make it more decadent, I added some Vanilla Beans. Slice the side of the bean with a knife and scoop out a bit of the tiny beans. A little goes a long way. I used low fat milk and a bit of cream to make my pudding and added the beans. Just follow the direction on your package of pudding. I also made a cooked Vanilla Pudding(with sugar) for the rest of my family. HERE is the RECIPE.
*I used regular milk-use what you normal would!
*YOU can get creative and add a few tablespoons of Coffee Brandy or Orange Liqueur-or make Chocolate pudding. Whatever you like :D
After I set out ingredients, for the pudding, I scraped out some of the inside of the puffs. It has a odd eggy texture. You want the puffs to be like a shell. Chill your pudding and once set, you will fill each puff. My hound tends to dance around my feet when I bake, so of course I spilled pudding on him, but he didn't mind.
For the topping, I added Sugar Free Hot Fudge Sauce and for my family I used Magic Shell. YOU might want to chill the puffs first and only add the chocolate, when you serve the dessert! YOU will be rewarded with praise and kisses-then leave the house and make them clean the mess! Quick make your escape...
Yeah, I was laughing... my son smeared pudding on my face and ran. I'll get him!