|Lemon Mint Cream Puffs
1/2 cup Plugrá® Unsalted Butter, plus extra for buttering pans
1 cup water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
4 large eggs
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup Plugrá Unsalted Butter, softened
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons corn syrup
2 cups white chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
2 tablespoons Plugrá Unsalted Butter
Mint sprigs, garnish
Preheat oven to 400° F.
In a medium saucepan, combine ½ cup Plugrá butter and water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add flour and extract at once; stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until mixture pulls from sides of pan and forms into a ball, approximately 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
Add one egg at a time into dough; beating with each addition until the egg is completely incorporated. Let dough sit for a few minutes.
Grease baking sheet with Plugrá butter.
Drop ¼ cup dough onto a greased baking sheet, about 3 inches apart making 12 cream puffs per sheet.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the puffs are golden and crisp.
Remove from oven; and let cool for 5 minutes. Split puffs in half horizontally and remove any soft dough from inside.
In a microwave safe container, melt white chocolate chips in microwave for 30-45 seconds or until melted.
With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, powered sugar, Plugrá butter, melted white chocolate, and lemon juice, until combined and smooth.
In a separate mixing bowl whisk the heavy cream. To form stiff peaks.
Gently fold in the whipped cream and lemon zest into cream cheese mixture.
In a small saucepan combine cream and corn syrup over medium heat and simmer until the corn syrup and cream are well combined.
Add white chocolate and mint extract; stir over heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and whisk in the Plugrá butter until the sauce is smooth.
Fill bottom halves evenly with cream cheese mixture, top and drizzle with white chocolate sauce. Garnish with fresh mint.
Yield: 12 servings