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Puffs Recipe


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"Puffs that you put tuna, ham, chicken, shrimp, or egg salads. This is a wonderful basic recipe that you can build on and create sweet or savory dishes. Stuff them with vanilla ice cream and top with chocolate sauce. Voila, a fabulous dessert that looks like you spent hours on, but you didn't!"

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Original recipe makes 20 puffs Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan heat butter and water over medium heat until butter melts. Fold in flour all at once, and stir vigorously until a ball forms in the center of the pan. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until fully blended. Mix should be very stiff. Drop by 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon onto prepared cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the moisture disappears. Cool and slit a small opening on one side and stuff with desired filling.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 17, 2007

This turns out great. Just couple of pointers:1) beat eggs first and drizzle in a little at a time; 2)don't grease cookie sheet or puffs will flatten - use parchment paper instead; 3)bake at 425 for 10 mins then reduce to 350 and bake for another 15-20 mins or until moisture disappears 4)once moisture disappears, turn off the oven and crack open the door but leave them in a little longer to dry out completely;5)puncture small hole on side to allow any excess steam out before cooling completely on rack- this prevents soggines.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 07, 2008

The results were dismal. I know I'm the only one that seemd to have this problem so I'll have to try again. they were as hard as you can get no puff at all, just little hocky pucks.

Jan 21, 2007

I stuffed these with sweet custard, and they tasted just like my fav puffs from a bakery around here... however, I just don't see how you can get the 20 puffs from this recipe, first time I tried it they were too small, hardly rose or puff up, therefore were impossible to stuff.. plus since they were so small, they burned =( but second try, I made 10 instead, they turned out the perfect size. ^-^ remember that, and you'll have great results!

Nov 07, 2003

I've made these puffs quite a few times since I found it here and they are absolutely perfect. Once you get the timing of your oven right, you have the perfect puffs to fill with whatever you want. I can't resist eating them all by themselves!! Light, airy, creamy. I dust my baking pan very lightly with salt before dropping the dough onto them. Thanks!

Jan 12, 2008

These are so good! I do the bake at 425 for 10 min, reduce to 350 for 15 and they come out perfect. I don't use parchment or grease the sheet. When you pull them off they have a natural hole for filling. I use the curry chicken salad from this site in these.

Apr 14, 2007

The puff is easy to make and is very tasty. Before baking, I put the mix in a plastic bag and cut a small hole in a corner, and squeeze the mix out to form nice small balls. I serve them with vanilla ice-cream and chocolate syrup, and they look and taste like those from restaurant.

Dec 29, 2005

Ok, I alway flub these kind of recipes up, so I was sure this was going to be a failure... but they turned out PERFECT! Simple, fool-proof and delicious. I stuffed them with tuna salad and served them as an appetizer... they were a hit!

Feb 05, 2008

I can't believe I made these and they turned out perfect! I always mess up anything that remotely resembles baking and thought for sure these would be no different. BUT they turned out perfect! I'll be making these all the time!


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  • Calories
  • 39 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 2.8 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 23 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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