- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 box vanilla pudding (3/4 oz.)
- 1 cup whipped cream
In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter and salt. Bring to boiling. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously until mixture forms a ball and sticks together. Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring with a wooden spoon after each addition. Stir each egg until completely combined before adding the next one.
Drop 12 heaping tablespoons of dough on to a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes until they are firm and a light golden color. Transfer puffs to a wire rack and cool. Cut tops from puffs and remove the soft dough from the inside.
Make up the vanilla pudding according to package directions. Once set, stir in the whipped cream until completely combined. Fill the puffs with the whipped cream and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Keep in fridge until ready to serve.
Tip: These also make a wonderful summer dessert served with ice cream and caramel sauce rather than the pudding mixture.