chocolate cream puffs

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners

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½ c (1 stick) of butter
1 cup of water
¾ c flour
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
4 eggs
chocolate cream
5.85 oz instant chocolate pudding mix
1½ c cold milk
powdered sugar for dusting
1 c sour cream


preheat oven to 375 degrees
in a med bowl combine flour, sugar and cocoa powder
melt butter over med heat in a med saucepan
add water and bring to a rolling boil
stir in the flour mixture and continue to stir
dough will become a ball but keep stirring over heat for 1 min
pour dough into the large bowl of a mixer
turn on the mixer and beat for 2-3 min on medium speed and allowing dough to cool slightly
add eggs one at a time as you continue to beat dough
dough will become creamy and smooth
line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop dough onto baking sheet by the tablespoonful 1 inch apart
bake for 20 minutes
allow to cool
in a large bowl whisk together pudding mix and milk until smooth
whisk in the sour cream until smooth
place in the refrigerator for 1 hour
building the cream puffs
*there are two methods
Method 1
slice puffs in half and fill with pudding
dust the top with powdered sugar
Method 2
place pudding mixture into a pastry bag with a pointy tip
stick the tip carefully into the puff and fill with pudding
dust the top is powdered sugar
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