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Cream Puffs

Yields1 Serving

 1 cup water
 1/2 cup butter
 pinch salt
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 4 large eggs
 whipped cream or ice cream, for serving
 chocolate sauce, for dousing

Preheat the oven to 400F.


In a medium saucepan, bring the water, butter and salt to a boil; remove from heat and stir in the flour, stirring vigorously until the dough comes together and cleans the side of the pan.


Transfer to a bowl and beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Set aside for about 10 minutes and then drop spoonfuls of batter onto a parchment-lined baking sheet; bake for 20-30 minutes (depending on the size of the spoonfuls) until puffed and golden. Immediately poke a hole in the side of each one with the tip of a sharp knife or a bamboo skewer. Cool completely before filling.