-my knight in shining armor
-the one I can always depend on
-my one, true LOVE
My darling has always managed to make me feel so loved, adored and cherished. For that, I am forever grateful. Happy 48 years to us, when we started "going steady".
Here's my honey's favorite dessert:
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
Heat oven to 400. Heat water & butter to rolling boil. Stir in flour. Stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until it forms a ball. Remove from heat. Beat in eggs, all at one time. (I use a wooden spoon). Continue beating until smooth (the mixture gets very stiff). Drop dough by scant 1/4 cupfuls, 3" apart onto ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 35-40 minutes or until puffed & golden. Cool away from draft. (I cut a small vent on the side, towards the top to let out the steam).
Cut off tops. Pull out any filaments of soft dough. Fill puffs with the following:
1 package of instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2 cups milk
half of an 8 ounce container of frozen whipped topping, thawed
Mix pudding & milk together & whisk for 2 minutes. Fold in the thawed whipped topping. Fill the cream puffs. Replace the tops. Sprinkle with powdered sugar (use a small sieve).
To make the swans: Pipe a question mark design on the baking sheet. These will brown in about 15 minutes. Take them out while the cream puffs finish baking. Cut the top of the cream puff in half. Fill the bottom of the cream puff with the filling. Fan the tops out to resemble wings inserting into the pudding. Put the swan's neck in the front & there you have it...a beautiful cream puff swan!!
|Still sweethearts! (taken about 5 years ago)|