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Old 11-08-2006, 06:35 PM   #11
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I remember my mother making pate choux from a boxed Betty Crocker Creme Puff mix. The mix was really superfluous, as one still had to do all the handwork.
As a young stay-at-home mom, with plenty of time on my hands, I used the recipe for pate choux from Joy of Cooking, and they turned out perfect the first time. For some reason, I never did fix any dessert puffs, although I always wanted to make chocolate eclairs. This was an act of self-discipline on my part, as I knew I would gain 30 pounds learning to make them.
I've used them for all sorts of savory treats, however. I used to make small ones with various fillings for appetizers.

I loved some of the ideas you all shared, and I'm re-thinking creme puffs. My husband loves sweets, especially chocolate, and if I made some of those, filled with chocolate ice creme, and top with chocolate sauce, he'd be in heaven.

I have a question. I no longer have the strength in my shoulders to beat in the eggs with a spoon, as I was taught. I saw the Ina Garten using her food processer to mix the batter. Have any of you ever tried that?
The alternative would be to have my husband do it...he'd do anything for chocolate.
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Old 11-08-2006, 06:43 PM   #12
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Absolutely you can use the food processor, or a hand held mixer! Although, the idea of husband slavery can have it's perks!
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I think I would use Ina's recipe at least the first time I used a processor. I use a mixer to do mine and they came out fine. I made over 300 for my dd's wedding, froze them and on the day of the wedding stuffed them with chicken salad. They were delicious.
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:21 PM   #14
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Holy smokes!

I made these this weekend and they were AWESOME I followed the recipe exactly, I have never made these so I decided not to try to tweak anything I also put a few in the freezer just to see how they would come out and they were even better (in my opinion). So they are all in the freezer now. Thanks for the recipe, I will be making these over and over
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Although, the idea of husband slavery can have it's perks!
I like your mind, Vera.
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I made these this weekend and they were AWESOME I followed the recipe exactly, I have never made these so I decided not to try to tweak anything I also put a few in the freezer just to see how they would come out and they were even better (in my opinion). So they are all in the freezer now. Thanks for the recipe, I will be making these over and over
I am so happy it worked out well for you!
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instant vanilla pudding!? why vera, i'm flabbergasted!
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instant vanilla pudding!? why vera, i'm flabbergasted!
I always send someone else to market to make that purchase!
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