Butterfly Eclairs

Butterfly Eclairs
Butterfly Eclairs

Cooking Recipes - Butterfly Éclairs

Cream puff shells filled with velvety pudding are almost sure to banish dieting blues. Dieter's portion = 2 éclairs (96 calories)

Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Makes 18 éclairs.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup water

4 tbs. (1/2 stick) butter or margarine

1/2 cup sifted flour

1/8 tsp. salt

2 eggs

2 pkgs. low-caloric vanilla-flavored pudding mix

2 cups skim milk

Directions:

1. Heat water and butter or margarine to boiling in medium-size saucepan. Stir in flour and salt all at once with a wooden spoon; continue stirring vigorously about 2 minutes, or until batter forms a thick smooth ball that follows spoon around pan.

2. Remove from heat; cool slightly; beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until mixture is thick and shiny-smooth.

3. Shape batter, 1 tablespoon at a time, into thin strips, about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

4. Bake in hot oven (400 degrees) for 30 minutes, or until puffed and lightly golden. Remove at once from cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks.

5. Prepare vanilla-pudding mix with skim milk, following label directions; chill.

6. Cut a slice across top of each éclair and lift off. Scoop out any bits of soft dough from inside bottoms with tip of teaspoon. Fill each with 1 rounded tablespoon of pudding. Cut each top in half cross wise; push pieces into budding in shell, butterfly style. Garnish each with half a fresh strawberry, if you like. Dieter's portion; 2 eclairs-96 calories.

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