This week we’ve got another recipe from the cookbook Seasons of Plenty: Amana Communal Cooking!
Recipe: Windbeutel / Wind Bags or Cream Puffs
2 cups water
½ pound butter
2 ½ cups flour
For vanilla filling
⅓ cup sugar
⅛ teaspoon salt
¼ cup cornstarch
2 ¾ cups milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 425°.Simmer water and butter until butter is melted. Stir in flour and pinch salt and cook 1 minute. Allow to cool a bit and then stir in eggs, one at a time. Drop batter by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a greased baking pan and bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Then decrease heat to 350° and bake 20 minutes longer or until well browned. When cool, cut puffs and fill with vanilla filling.
For vanilla filling, mix sugar, salt and cornstarch with milk. Stir. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in butter or margarine and vanilla. Allow to cool and set before spooning into puffs.
Makes about 1 dozen large puffs.
This recipe comes from the cookbook Seasons of Plenty: Amana Communal Cooking and was posted with permission of author Emilie Hoppe. Learn more about the book and how to purchase it.