Cream puff


  1. Melt butter in boiling water.
  2. Add flour, salt, and cream of tartar all at one time.
  3. Stir.
  4. Cook until mixture forms a ball that doesn’t separate.
  5. Remove from heat (try to give the dough "stretch" by scraping the dough across the pan as you stir).
  6. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth.
  7. The dough should be stringy.
  8. If it does not stretch when pulled, add a few drops of water.
  9. Drop from a spoon on an ungreased baking sheet.
  10. Bake 20 minutes in preheated 425 °F oven.
  11. Let cool.
  12. Cut off tops and fill with custard or desired filling.
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