Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lemon Cream Puffs

I love lemon.  I love cream puffs.  This is a great match! I like a little more lemon so I  will add more next time. Very easy and GONE...
For the Puffs~
1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup flour
4 eggs
In a sauce pan combine water, butter, salt and bring to a boil.  Add flour stir hard until the dough forms a ball and remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Add mixture to a mixing bowl and beat eggs 1 at a time until smooth.  On a cookie sheet drop by spoonfuls(size depends on how large or small you want your puffs).  Bake for 25-30 minutes.  Don't open the oven door before 25 min...the puffs will 'fall'.  Cool in a wire rack.

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 1/18 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp lemon zest**This is where I will add another 1/2-3/4 tsp of zest to get more lemon flavor**
Additional powdered sugar for dusting
**I used lemon curd to paint the dishes as well, for more lemon flavor**
Beat the heavy cream until whipped and set aside in the fridge to keep cool.  Blend the cream cheese and powdered sugar, adding the sugar a little at a time, until combined. Add the zest and blend.  Fold 1/3  of the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and then add the remaining cream, folding into the rest of the mixture.
Carefully cut off the tops of the puffs and add the cream mixture, top with the top of the puff and dust with powdered sugar. This is where I 'painted' the dish with lemon curd. YUM and pretty! Enjoy~

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