Pastry with Whipped Cream or Custard


1 cup flour
100 – 125 g / 3.5 – 4.5 oz butter or margarine
4-5 eggs
1 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup cream
2 – 2 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla or 1-2 spoon liqueur

Pour one cup of water into a pan, add butter, salt and bring to boil. As soon as the water boils, add all the flour, stir and cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes while stirring. Then remove from heat and add eggs, one by one, thoroughly mixing. As soon as dough starts stretching, stop adding eggs. Make small buns out of the dough, place them on a baking sheet about 3 1/2 – 4 cm / 1.4 – 1.6 inches apart. Put in a hot oven for 15-20 minutes. As soon as buns become caramelized and increase in volume, reduce heat and bake until buns are ready.
Cut prepared buns lengthwise, crack them open and fill the inside with cream that has been whipped with sugar, vanilla or liqueur. You may also fill them with custard or cream filling (see appropriate recipe). Then sprinkle with powdered sugar, put on a plate and serve.

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