Granny’s Cream Puffs!

Today would have been Granny’s 95th birthday…and in honor, I thought I’d [re-]share with you her cream puff recipe. Well, that and Hawaii is 2 days away, so I’m feeling a bit of a time crunch here!

Aside from her warm hugs, her cream puffs were the most requested Granny item. When she showed me how to make them and I felt comfortable enough to make them on my own without her supervision, I would make her some for her birthday filled with lemon creme. As per Granny, she never seem to mind that I made it with store-bought pudding–probably because she feared she’d have to show me and it would be a “let’s make gravy….ok…never mind…just buy the packaged stuff from the store” fiasco [what? that’s another post for another time!].

Happy Birthday, Granny. I love and miss you every day. xoxo

The Epicurious Texan

I thought it only fitting that the very first thing I made with Lucille was my Granny’s Cream Puffs.  I make them every year for my birthday because when I was growing up my Granny made them for my birthday.  Momma was the master cake baker and decorator, but I always, always, always only ever requested Granny’s cream puffs.

Of course, being 93 years old Granny flat out refuses to make them anymore because QUOTE I am too damn old UNQUOTE.  So I have taken over and I am very thankful I had the insight in my teenage years to make sure Granny showed me how.  The secret Granny always said is that you have to make homemade pudding.  She’s not wrong.  Have you had pudding not from a box but cooked and just warm enough to melt the whipped cream you dolloped on top?  It’s magical.  I usually forgo…

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