I'm not quite certain anything could replace the sweetness of a Bavarian Cream Puff.  By viewing these beautiful photos via Helt Enkelt, I thought it would be the perfect recipe to share for this coming Valentines Day.  Make for your family or friends as gifts or share with the one you love as an extra special dessert.  Enjoy.   


| ingredients | 

1 cup water
8 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups (5 1/4 ounces) all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
Bavarian Filling
1 (3 1/4 oz.) pkg. high grade vanilla pudding
1 1/2 c. milk
1 c. heavy cream, whipped
1 tsp. vanilla
| directions | 
Mark a heart-shaped outline with a pencil on a baking sheet. Grease sheet lightly. Bring water and butter to boil; reduce heat. Add flour; stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth after each addition. Drop mixture by spoonfuls, with sides touching, onto heart outline on baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. Cool on a rack. Cut off top and fill with cream filling. Replace top.  Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Combine milk and pudding in medium saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture comes to a full rolling boil. Remove from heat and cover with waxed paper; cool. Fold in whipped cream and vanilla.

| enjoy |
with loved ones on valentines day

*photos via helt enkelt


Lo said...

Those pictures are gorgeous.

Jamy of Fourth Street said...

I love Helt Enkelt. She always posts lovely photos and has an amazing style. xo.