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Ingredients

1 cup water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine
4 eggs
Glazing:
Powdered sugar
Boiling water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Heat water and butter to a rolling boil. Stir in flour. Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat, beat in eggs, all at one time; continue beating until smooth. Place dough in 1-inch balls on a nonstick baking sheet. Bake 30-35 minutes or until puffed and golden. Remove from oven and let cool. Roll in glazing. To make glazing, stir together powdered sugar, boiling water, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Fill cream puffs with French vanilla pudding, using a cake decorator with a long nozzel. Refrigerate for about an hour.

Dan Hines
Port Byron



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