Monday, March 19, 2007
I Don't HATE Spring and favorite recipe--Eclairs
Ok, I have had enough people tell me they have read my blog about Spring (but are not leaving comments--leave comments I tell you) and are disgusted that I hate Spring. For the record, I do not hate Spring. I might not be ready for Spring, but I don't hate it. As a matter of fact, Spring is my 2nd favorite season, 2nd to Fall. Unfortunately, Spring here in Utah is followed way too quickly by a long, HOT, Utah desert, summer. Spring lasts about 2 weeks here in Utah and then we have miserable summer. I know it is not a humid summer, but it is a desert hot, can't get away from the beating down on you sun summer. I am a mountain girl, raised in a small town nestled in the Rockies, where in the evenings, the summer nights cooled down. Not so, in HOT, Utah desert living. So, I do not hate Spring just the season that comes after Spring. A season, the comes, way too soon after Spring.
Ok, enough of my ranting. Here is the recipe for eclairs. It is from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
In a saucepan, combine butter, 1 cup water and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Cook and stir till mixture forms a ball that doesn't separate. Remove from heat. Cool 10 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition until smooth.
Drop batter by heaping tablespoons, onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and split immediately and removed any soft dough from inside. Fill (with pudding, whipping cream, (or combine both), fresh fruit, ice cream, etc.) and then spoon on top, softened in the microwave, chocolate frosting. (I like Betty Crocker.) Makes between 12-14 puffs.