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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Chicken Puffs

I have been wanting to make some puff pastry so I could stuff them with chicken, crab, shrimp or make them into a dessert.  Well here is my first attempt, and I decided to use chicken for the first test.  These are really yummy, and would be great for a brunch, a small dinner party or whatever you think.  The puff comes together so quickly and is so tasty, and so may possibilities.
Ingredients:  preheat oven 450 *see note below
1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs
In a large pot, bring water and butter to a rolling boil. Stir in flour and salt until the mixture forms a ball. Transfer the dough to a large mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon or stand mixer, beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet.


Now ready for the oven  * Bake at 450 for 10 minutes then reduce heat to 400 and cook for approx. 25 more minutes or until golden brown.

 And done, can you smell them??? 

 Chicken for the inside. 
3 skinless boneless chicken breasts
3/4 - 1 sweet onion diced
2 cloves garlic
salt/ pepper
1 tsp. chili powder
2 stalks celery
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded cheese (your choice) I used Italian Mix
4 oz cream cheese (softened)
3 TBL mayo  approx.  This and the ranch you may want to add more..
4 TBL ranch dressing (I always make mine from the powdered ranch mix) approx.

 When you're ready you can scoop some of the inside of the pasty and fill them with the chicken mixture and top with a bit of paprika and EAT.  Another YUM! 
  Have a wonderful day, and give these a try, they're worth the little bit of work it takes to make them and the puff pastry recipe you can use for a dessert also.  I'll be back with one that I made using this recipe.  Also I am going to experiment making Bavarian Cream filled ones so be sure to come back and see those.
Thanks for stopping by and Remember to Find the Time to Do All the Things You Love.

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