Preparation time: 45 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins plus cooling
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 15 servings
â€¢1 cup water
â€¢1/2 cup butter
â€¢1/4 teaspoon salt
â€¢1 cup all-purpose flour
â€¢1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
â€¢2-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
â€¢2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
â€¢1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
â€¢In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring the water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Continue beating until smooth and shiny. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
â€¢ Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 28-30 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
â€¢ For filling, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk and pudding mixes until smooth. Spread over the crust; refrigerate for 20 minutes. Spread with whipped topping. Store in the refrigerator. Just before serving, drizzle with chocolate syrup. Yield: 15 servings.