Like lemony treats? Try these lemon cream puffs. Photo by: familyfeatures.com
You don't have to be a pastry chef to make these delicious little beauties. With a hint of lemon, these light and fluffy puffs will be a hit at your next get together.
LEMON CREAM PUFFS
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
For the lemon filling:
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter, cubed
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons sugar
Preheat oven to 400 F. In a large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour all at once, stirring until a smooth ball forms. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush water over parchment paper. Fill piping bags with pastry dough and pipe circle swirls 3 inches apart.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks.
For filling, in a small heavy saucepan, combine beaten egg, sugar, lemon juice and butter. Slowly cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Transfer to a small bowl; refrigerate until partially set. Whisk again to make sure ingredients are mixed well.
In a large bowl, beat whipped cream and sugar until stiff peaks form; fold in lemon mixture.
Fill pastry bag with lemon filling. Split pastry puffs. Pipe lemon filling onto pastry bottoms, replace pastry tops. Dust with powdered sugar.
(Source: culinary.net; adapted from Taste of Home)