Monday, September 12, 2011

Choco-Strawberry Mousse Puffs

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs, room temp ( i put mine in a bowl with very warm water, much faster)
1 cup flour
Bring butter and water to a boil in medium saucepan.
Add flour in all at once and stir until it begins to pull away from sides and forms a ball in the center of saucepan.
Let cool for 5 minutes.
Beat eggs in one at a time until smooth.
Drop on well greased baking sheet a couple of inches apart, you can either make long or small eclairs or big or small puffs, your choice.
Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Do not overbake!!!
Remove to cooling rack and cool til you can handle, slice open with a serrated knife and remove dough in middle, allow to dry 30 minutes to 1 hour before filling.
~~~Strawberry Mousse~~~~~
1 1/2 cups hulled strawberries, hulled (measure after running through food processor. (it’s about 2 cups whole)
1 pkg strawberry flavored gelatin
1 pint whipping cream, whipped
Bring strawberries to a boil in a saucepan, remove from heat and add the gelatin. Pour into a bowl and let sit till almost set. Carefully fold in whipped cream, refrigerate.
When mousse is set and puffs are completely cool, fill each puff with mixture and drizzle with melted chocolate. ( i melted 3 oz of semi sweet in the microwave, slowly)
With the extra mousse, chocolate and whipped cream, i made myself a Straw-Chocotini, which was sinfilly decatant in itself. it’s just very hard to lick the chocolate off the glass. :)

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