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                 Strawberry Cream Puffs w/Strawberry Sauce
 
 Recipe By     : Nana & Bon Appetit 3/96
 Serving Size  : 18   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Cream Puffs
      3/4  cup           water
    3      tablespoons   unsalted butter -- cut into pieces
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
      3/4  cup           flour
    3      large         eggs
                         Filling
    1      cup           whipping cream -- chilled
    1      teaspoon      sugar
    2      tablespoons   sugar
      3/4  teaspoon      vanilla
    6      large         strawberries -- hulled
                         Strawberry Sauce
    2      pints         strawberries -- hulled
    3      tablespoons   sugar
                         Powdered su
 
 For cream puffs:  Preheat oven to 375.  Line baking sheet with parchment
 paper.  Combine water, butter, salt and sugar in a heavy medium saucepan.
  Bring to a boil, stirring to melt butter.  Add flour; using a wooden spoon,
 stir vigorously until mixture clumps together, forming a ball.  Stir 1 minute
 longer. Remove from heat; transfer dough to medium bowl.  Using an electric
 mixer, add eggs 1 at a time, beating until dough is smooth after each
 addition.  (Dough will be slightly soft and shiny).  Using 1 rounded
 tablespoon of dough for each cream puff, spoon dough onto the prepared baking
 sheet, spacing them about 2 apart and forming mounds about 3/4 to 1 " high
 and 1 1/4 in diameter.  Using moist fingertips, gently press tops of cream
 puffs to flatten any peaks.  Bake until golden brown about 37 minutes.
  Transfer baking sheet to a rack; let cream puffs cool.  (Can be made 4 hours
 ahead.  let stand at room temperature.)
 
 For Filling:  beat cream, 1 teaspoon of sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl
 until stiff peaks form.  Combine 6 strawberries and 2 tablespoons of sugar in
 a small bowl.  Using a fork, crush berriess.  Fold crushed strawberry mixture
 into cream.
 
 For Sauce:  Place 1 1/2 pints of strawberries and sugar in food processor or
 blender.  Puree, adding a bit of water if necessary.  Slice remaining
 strawberries and stir into sauce.
 
 Cut top third off of each cream puff.  Place cream puff bottoms, cut side up,
 on plates.  Spoon filling into bottoms, mounded slightly.  Ladle sauce over
 top, allowing sauce to spill onto plates.  Top with cream puff tops.  Dust
 with powdered sugar.
 
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 Profiterrols (don't know correct spelling)
 
 Cream Puffs
 Vanilla Ice Cream
 Chocolate Sauce
 Chocolate Shavings
 
 Spoon vanilla ice cream into bottom of cream puff.  Replace top; ladle warm
 chocolate sauce over top; sprinkle with chocolate shavings.