Monday, July 19, 2010

Nun's Puffs

My house smells so incredibly yummy right now with these baking in the oven!  I found these in our Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook Special Edition and had to try them.  I realize that they do NOT fit into an allergy free diet so I had to wait until I could make them and it was well worth it.  These are NOT for the faint of arm strength.  Making Nun's Puffs really works out your arm muscles!

1/2 c butter
1 c milk
3/4 c all purpose flour
4 eggs
1 T sugar
Dash of salt (optional)
Honey (optional)

Generously grease twelve 2 1/2 inch muffin cups, including the edge and around the top of each cup; set aside.

In a medium saucepan melt butter; add milk.  Bring to a boil.  Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon.  Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball that does not separate.

Remove from heat and allow to cool for five minutes.

Add the eggs, one at a time, beating for one minute with a wooden spoon after each addition or until smooth.

Divide dough evenly among prepared muffin cups, filling cups about 2/3 full.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Add a one grind of salt from a salt grinder per muffin if desired.

Bake at 375 for about 30 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.  Remove from pan.  Serve immediately.  If desired, serve with honey.

Serving ideas:  Sprinkle with powdered sugar or a side of Nutella or fresh jam.  Another idea is to fill with a custard of some kind.

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