*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Cream Puff Swans
 
 Recipe By     : Elizabeth Powell
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :1:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Pies & Pastry
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           water
      1/2  cup           butter
    1      cup           all-purpose flour
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
    4                    eggs
    1      can           Mandarin orange slices -- well-drained
    1      cup           heavy cream
    2      tablespoons   powdered sugar -- sifted
 
      Melt butter in water and bring to a boil. Sift flour with salt and add to
 butter mixture. Heat, stirring, until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat
 and add eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition.
      Put 1/3 of dough into a pastry bag and pipe through largest hole onto
 greased baking sheet, forming six S-shaped pastries, each about 3 inches long.
 These will form necks and heads of swans. Scrape any dough remaining in pastry
 bag into rest of dough. On a separate, greased baking sheet, form remaining
 dough into six ovals, drawing dough to a point at one end and rounding other
 end of oval. These will be bodies of swans.
      Place baking sheet with oval cream puffs into the oven at 425 degrees and
 bake for 10 minutes. Place the other baking sheet in oven and continue to bake
 both batches of dough another 10 minutes. Turn oven down to 350 degrees and
 bake 5 minutes more, or until “heads” of swans are done. Bake “bodies” 5-10
 minutes longer or until done.
      As baking sheets are removed from oven, remove pastries to racks to cool.
 Cool completely. Cut an oval from the top of each “body” and cut in half.
 Scoop any uncooked dough from “bodies”. Whip cream until stiff. Beat in
 powdered sugar, to taste.
      Put a spoonful of well-drained Mandarin oranges in each “body”, dividing
 equally among the six. Top with equal amounts of whipped cream. Place S-shapes
 in whipped cream at rounded ends to form neck and head. Place half-ovals in
 whipped cream behind “necks” to form wings. Serve at once.
 
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 NOTES : Substitute 1 cup fresh or frozen berries, sweetened if desired, for
 oranges.
 Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 4086 0 0