Chocolate Cream Puff Turtles Recipe

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Summary

Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4
CuisineCourse
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 All purpose flour1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Granulated sugar2 Tablespoon
 Cocoa2 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Soda1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Eggs4
 Ice cream/Vanilla/chocolate1 Quart
 Pecan halves4 (For Feet For The Turtles, 4 Per Turtle)
 Chocolate ice cream1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Cream topping1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and soda. Place it aside.
2) Preheat oven 400°F (200°C).

MAKING
3) In a saucepan, combine water and butter and bring this to a boil over medium heat. Alternately MICROWAVE on HIGH for 1 1/2-2 minutes.
4) Add the flour mixture to combine with liquid by stirring constantly to form a ball and leaves the side of the pan.
5) Remove from heat and cool for a minute.
6) Gradually add eggs, one at a time, beating vigorously after each one until mixture is quite smooth and glossy.
7) Reserve about 1/2 cup (75 mL) of cream puff batter for the heads of the turtles.
8) Use a greased cookie sheets, to spoon remaining batter into 12 portions about 3" (7.5 cm) apart to prepare the turtle bodies.
9) Prepare the heads, using 1 teaspoon (5 mL) of batter next to and just touching the first portion (body portion).
10) Place inside oven to bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until puffed and nicely browned.
11) Place on wire racks to cool by removing from cookie sheets.

FINALIZING
12) Before serving, assemble the turtles by removing the upper 1/2 portion of each turtle body and set aside.
13) Fill each body with ice cream and place on serving plate.
14) Prepare feet by putting 4 pecan halves next to body and place the tops back onto bodies, over the ice cream.

SERVING
15) Serve the turtles by drizzling both types of toppings.
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