Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cream Puffs

For the Puffs:

¾ cup all-purpose flour ¼ tsp salt

Pinch of nutmeg 6 TBSP unsalted butter

¼ cup water 3 Eggs

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees and butter a baking sheet

  1. Sift together flour, salt and nutmeg. In a medium sauce pan bring butter and ¼ cup water to a boil, remove from heat and add dry ingredients all at once. Beat with a wooden spoon for about 1 minute until well blended and mixture starts to pull away from sides of pan, then set the pan over low heat and cook mixture for about 2 min, beating constantly. Remove from heat.

  1. Beat one egg in a small bowl and set aside. Add remaining eggs 1 at a time to flour mixture, beating well. Add the beaten egg gradually until the dough is smooth and shiny. It should fall slowly when dropped from a spoon.

  1. Using a tablespoon drop dough onto baking sheet in 12 mounds. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until pastry is well risen and browned.

  1. Split puff in ½, scoop ice cream, arrange on platter and pour sauce over top. Serve immediately.

  1. If adding pudding make a hole on the side and squeeze pudding in. You may also cut the top off add the pudding and put the top back.

Praline Sundae Topping


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 16 large marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in brown sugar, marshmallows, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat, and cool for 5 minutes. Stir in evaporated milk, pecans and vanilla; mix well.
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Microwave Brownies

5-Minute Brownies

1/2 cup butter or margarine melted in the microwave
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt

Grease a glass baking dish and coat with sugar. Bake in microwave on high power for 5 minutes.

Note: if you want to add a handful of mini chips or nuts — add 2 Tbsp. corn starch to your dry ingredients. This will help to keep them from all settling to the bottom.

Note -- I like mine a little more cooked than my microwave cooks them... so I go for 6 minutes. They taste best the second day -- but usually don't last that long.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Walking Group - need more sisters

So far we have two interested sisters. One for Monday and Wednesday, one for Tuesday. If we want to make this work, we need more interested souls. Please email with your preference. Thank you!