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    Star Cream puff pastry with filling

    1/2 c. butter
    1 c. boiling water
    1 c. pre-sifted flour
    1/4 tsp. salt
    4 eggs

    Put butter and water in small saucepan; stir over high heat until melted and liquid is boiling rapidly. Add flour and salt at once; raise saucepan a few inches above heat. Stir briskly. Mixture will come away from sides of pan and form a ball in center.
    Cook and stir 30 seconds more. Remove from heat. Break 1 egg into the paste; beat fast until smooth and fluffy. Repeat until all the eggs are used.

    Drop by whatever size you want (1/4 cup) onto ungreased cookie sheet 3 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees until puffed and golden 35-40 minutes. Cool away from drafts. Cut off tops and fill with filling or ice cream.


    1/3 c. sugar
    2 c. milk
    2 tbsp. butter
    2 tsp. vanilla
    2 tbsp. cornstarch
    2 egg yolks, slightly beaten

    Mix sugar, cornstarch and eggs in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in milk gradually. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Remove from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool and fill cream puffs.
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