Catholic Recipe: St. Joseph's Cream Puffs I
Also Called: St. Joseph's Sfinge
There is a special dessert for the Solemnity of St. Joseph (March 19) called St. Joseph's Sfinge. It is a huge cream puff, filled with a creamy cheese mixture and lavishly decorated with candied fruits. You might like to serve this simple version.
Put butter or margarine and water in saucepan; bring to boiling point. Mix flour and salt; add all at once; mix well. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture forms smooth, compact mass. Remove from heat. Add unbeaten eggs, one at a time, beating vigorously after each addition. Drop by tablespoon on greased baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until thoroughly browned and set. Cool. Make slit with sharp-pointed knife near bottom of puff. Fill with Ricotta Filling (see recipe). Glaze lightly with orange-flavored confectioners' sugar icing. Makes about 12 puffs.Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965