Can I just say, "OH BABY!"? These are so delicious. I haven't made them in a long time and as I was looking through my recipe book this recipe fell out and landed right on my lap. It was a sign! I had to make them. I forgot how amazing they are. I used to make them a lot, because my hubs LOVES them. They are fast and easy to throw together. I even did it with a baby strapped to me. :o)
Here's what you need...
2 (3.4 oz) pkg instant vanilla pudding
2 c. heavy cream
1 c. milk
1/2 c. butter
1 c. water
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix together pudding, cream, and milk. Mix well. Cover and let it set up in the fridge.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large pot, bring water and butter to a boil. Remove from heat. and stir in flour, salt, and vanilla until it forms a ball. Transfer to a mixing bowl and beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one. Drop by tablespoons onto greased cookie sheet or a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. The centers should be dry.
When they are cool, either cut in half or use a pastry bag to fill each one with the pudding mixture. Top with powdered sugar or if your feeing really ambitious, melted chocolate. Yum!
I made mine a little bigger, and it made about 18 good size puffs. :o)
Have a wonderful week!