Cream Puffs Recipe

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Newfoundland Cream Puffs are a traditional Newfoundland dessert that features a variation of the classic cream puff. In this version, the pastry is filled with a sweetened whipped cream and usually topped with a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Once the pastry shells have cooled, the Cream Puffs are filled with sweetened whipped cream. Some variations might include adding a flavored filling or incorporating local ingredients for a unique twist.

  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sifted flour
  • 2 eggs

Add butter and salt to boiling water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir vigorously until mixture forms a stiff ball. Remove from heat.

Add eggs, one at a time, and beat each time until mixture is smooth. 

Shape puffs on a greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 425 F. for 15 minutes and then at 350 F, for 25 minutes.

Cool, cut slit inside of each puff and fill. Use whipped cream, ice cream or your favorite filling.

Newfoundland Historic Fact: The Discovery of Newfoundland by John Cabot

In 1497, the famous Italian explorer John Cabot, sailing under the English flag, discovered Newfoundland. He set sail from Bristol, England, aboard the ship Matthew, aiming to find a new route to Asia. Instead, he landed on the eastern shores of North America. Imagine the excitement as Cabot and his crew set foot on this new land! They were greeted by rugged cliffs and dense forests, unlike anything they had ever seen before. This discovery marked the beginning of European exploration and eventual colonization of North America. Cabot’s journey paved the way for future explorers and settlers, forever changing the course of history.

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