Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Touched by an angel?

When Mother Superior baked this delightfully airy dish the other day, I was surprised. And not only because we apparently suddenly had a nun living with us. But I loved the eggie goodness you normally taste with puffy German pancakes. Only these nun's puffs, with their sweet and crispy outside and melt-in-your-mouth insides, can be enjoyed without a fork.

Fortunately, this recipe exists and I was willing to try it out. Unfortunately, it only made 11 puffs. I bet I can get 12 out of it next time, though.


1/2 c. butter

1 c. milk

3/4 c. flour

4 eggs

2 Tbsp. sugar

Honey (optional, but it's a good option)

Grease muffin tin, including edges and around tops of cups. In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add milk. Bring to boiling. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Cook and stir until mixture until you can form it into a ball that does not separate. Remove from heat. Cool for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating for 1 minute with a wooden spoon after each addition. Divide dough evenly among prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown and puffy. Serve with honey, if desired.

1 comment:

Nick, Kaycee, Mea said...

My mom and I wanted to let you know that we are HUGE fans of your DoughEatery blog. She came up to visit last week and we tried several of your recipes! The Thai Chicken has been a major hit in our family as well as the Texas Caviar. This morning I made the puffs for breakfast and I have to say I am in love with them. I love how easy and delicious they are. Thank you for taking the time to post these recipes. Love you guys! (my mom thanks you too. She wanted you to know that!)