Perfect puffs

Recipe from: 5/11/1995 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 36
Servings 0
Time

Ingredients

  • CHOUX PASTRY
  • 250
    ml
    water
  • 125
    ml
    butter
  • 250
    ml
    cake flour
  • pinch salt
  • 4
    extra-large eggs
  • 5
    ml
    baking powder
  • STRAWBERRY FILLING
  • 100
    ml
    juice from canned strawberries
  • 10
    ml
    cornflour
  • 15
    ml
    sherry
  • 125
    ml
    cream, stiffly whipped
  • 50
    ml
    canned strawberries, chopped
  • LEMON FILLING
  • 125
    ml
    stiffly whipped cream
  • 50
    ml
    lemon butter
  • 2
    ml
    grated lemon rind
  • 15
    ml
    castor sugar
  • BANANA FILLING
  • 250
    ml
    cream, stiffly whipped
  • 3
    bananas, mashed
  • 25
    ml
    castor sugar
  • 5
    ml
    vanilla essence
  • BILTONG FILLING
  • 25
    ml
    butter
  • 25
    ml
    cake flour
  • 125
    ml
    milk
  • 85
    ml
    Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 100
    ml
    powdered biltong
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • SEAFOOD FILLING
  • 125
    g
    chunky cottage cheese
  • 15
    ml
    smoked oysters, chopped
  • 15
    ml
    canned shrimps
  • 10
    ml
    chives, chopped
  • salt and lemon juice to taste
 

Method

 
1. Boil the water and butter in a saucepan. Remove from heat and add all the cake flour and salt. 2. Return to the stove and stir rapidly until the mixture forms a ball in the centre of the saucepan and leaves the sides of the saucepan. 3. Transfer to a glass bowl and cool for 5 minutes. 4. Add the eggs one by one, beating them into the pastry with a wooden spoon until absorbed and the pastry becomes stiff. 5. Add the baking powder and mix. 6. Drop spoonfuls of the pastry onto a small greased baking tray. 7. Bake for 10 minutes at 200 ºC (400 ºF). Reduce the heat to 180 ºC (350 ºF) and bake for another 20-25 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Switch off the oven and leave the puffs to cool in the oven. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container until needed. Before use, heat the puffs for a dew minutes in a preheated oven until crisp. Fill with any of these fillings. STRAWBERRY FILLING: Blend the strawberry juice and cornflour heat until the mixture comes to the boil and thickens. Add the sherry and mix. Cool slightly and mix with the remaining ingredients. LEMON FILLING: Mix all the ingredients together. BANANA FILLING: Mix all the ingredients together. BILTONG FILLING: Prepare a white sauce using the butter, cake flour and milk. Stir in the cheese and biltong and season to taste with salt and pepper. SEAFOOD FILLING: Mix all the ingredients together.
 

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