post

Cream Puffs: Savory or Sweet Party Food

Every time I think of a gathering where appetizers will be served, I can’t help but think of _______salad sandwiches. The ladies of my mom’s social groups served ham, cheese, and chicken salad sandwiches at almost every gathering. They were usually on regular bread (sometimes with the crust cut off) or buns.

Why? I have no idea. I do think it probably had something to do with the fact that most of them were older, some of them had health problems, and they could buy decent tasting salads locally. However, it was so frequent, I vowed to try and never serve ham, cheese or chicken salad at any gathering (and I was not even at most of these gatherings).

When we decided to invite friends over, I tried to think of some different kinds of snacks to serve. Of course, ham salad came to my mind when I opened my refrigerator door and saw left over ham on the shelf in front of me.

I needed to do something different though if I were going to actually make and serve it at a gathering…then I thought of cream puffs.

Cream puffs (aka. Choux Pastry, Pate a Choux) make both savory and sweet eats that are great for a gathering.

I must admit that until I really looked at the recipe in my old McCall’s Cookbook (cira. 1963), I thought they were way too complicated to make. To my surprise, they are not hard to make at all. However, they do require some muscle power if you stir them by hand.

Here is the recipe from McCall’s along with my suggestions:

There are so many filling possibilities…I think those will be tomorrow’s post.

Share!Pin on Pinterest2Share on Facebook0Share on Yummly0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+0Share on Tumblr0Email this to someone

Trackbacks

  1. […] have told how to make the cream puffs, but you need to put a filling inside of them to make them […]

  2. […] them best, but if you want to make a more formal presentation of  this simple ham salad serve pate choux pastries or small […]

Speak Your Mind

*

Share!Pin on Pinterest2Share on Facebook0Share on Yummly0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+0Share on Tumblr0Email this to someone