Freaky Friday - Slimy Cyclops Cream Puffs
Normally cream puffs are delicate petite morsels topped with lots of powdered sugar. Well, these cream puffs are just as delicious but have a Halloween twist. They are tinted green, have blood shot eye balls, and are covered with green slime.
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 eggs
- 3 cups whipped cream, pastry cream, or ice cream
Preheat the oven to 400F. In a medium saucepan combine water, butter, and salt and bring to boiling. Then, add flour stirring vigorously. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat and add eggs, one at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition. Then add in green food coloring. I used 1 drop leaf green and two drops electric green.
Prepare dough in a piping bag fitted with a large round tip. Pipe 1 inch circle and Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden and firm. Then, transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
Using a pastry bag fitted with a small round tip, fill with whipped cream, pastry cream, or ice cream by poking the tip through the bottom of the puff. Pipe in the filling until the puff is completely filled. Then, decorate with eye ball gum balls. I found these at my local homegoods but you can also find them online. Drizzle with green slime and sprinkle with black sprinkles.
For the slime, I simply tinted corn syrup with green food coloring.
Enjoy! - B