Sunday, May 23, 2010

Strawberry Puff

5 Tbls butter
1 Tbls sugar
2/3 C flour
3 eggs
6 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp grated orange peel
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 C whipping cream
2/3 C powdered sugar
3 C sliced strawberries

Combine 2/3 C water, butter and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in flour all at once, beating quickly until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. Remove from heat. Add eggs one at a time, stirring until smooth and velvety after each one.

Spoon dough into a 9" springform pan, evenly covering the bottom and about an inch up the sides. Bake 20 minutes at 400°. Prick multiple times wtih a fork; bake 15 minutes longer until golden brown and crispy. Let cool.

Beat cream cheese, orange peel, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form; fold gently into cream cheese mixture and spoon into pastry shell. Top with sliced strawberries. Chill thoroughly before serving.

Dust with powdered sugar before serving if desired.


neener said...

Do you have any problems with the dough sticking to the pan?

Tami said...

Nope. My springform pan is fairly new and probably still has a good "non-stick surface" working for it. If you have an older pan or are just worried about sticking, I wouldn't hesitate to give the pan a light coat of Pam or similar non-stick cooking spray. :)