Sunday, October 18, 2015


I made these for a farewell activity for a young man going on a mission.  I filled them with a tuna salad prepared with lots of celery, cilantro, red and green peppers, onions and pickles.  They were a hit!

Cream Puff Tuna Bites 

Cream Puff Tuna Bites (or Crab)
(Makes 30-40 puffs)
30 – 40 Mini Cream Puffs**
2-3 cups of Tuna Salad** or your favorite Crab Salad (no recipe provided)
1. Slice tops of cream puffs almost all the way through. Lift top and fill each with 1-2 teaspoons of salad.
Note: Keep cream puffs and tuna salad separate until shortly before serving. This keeps cream puffs from becoming soggy.
** See Cream Puff recipe below.
Cream Puffs
(Makes 30-40 mini puffs)
1/2 cup of butter
1 cup water
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
4 eggs
1. In a medium saucepan melt butter. Add water and bring to a boil. Add flour and salt all at once; stir vigorously.
2. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball that doesn’t separate. (It will pull away from the side.)
3. Remove from heat and cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition until smooth and glossy, 1-2 minutes. (The batter gets more glossy with each egg you add. Just make sure egg is completely beat into the flour mixture. Even if your arm gets tired, don’t rush this step. Beating the eggs is what makes the cream puffs rise so don’t try to beat them in all at once.)
4. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls (about the size of a quarter) onto a greased baking sheet, approximately 1 inch apart. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Puffs will be golden brown, dry and sound hollow when tapped. Store in an airtight container for 2 days until ready to use or freeze up to 2 weeks.

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