Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras are probably well-known terms, but what you might not know is that we have the equivalent day in Norway. We call it “Fastelaven” and it was last weekend. But that was also the day of Mother`s Day in Norway, so I asked my mom if we could postpone both until I came to visit this weekend. So today we celebrated both Mother`s Day and Fastelaven. And here is where the cream puffs come into the picture. You see, the traditional food on Fastelaven is cream puffs filled with whipped cream and berries or jam, with a confectionary sugar dust.
Here is my super-easy and quick recipe for Cream Puffs “Norwegian Style”;
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup of water
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 cup of flour
Preheat the oven at 390°F.
Melt butter in water in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil. Turn the temperature down, and add flour. Mix it until the doug lets go of the saucepan. Add one egg at a time. Stir good between each egg, until the last one, now you stir gently until the egg is incorporated into the dough.
Take one tablespoon filled with dough and place on a baking sheet. This makes 8-10.
Bake in the oven for approx. 25 min, or until the puffs has a golden crust. Do NOT open to oven door until they`re done. If you do they might collapse!
Let cool off before serving. Split them in half, and add berries or some good jam on the bottom, then splurge with whipped cream. Put the top on and carefully dust the cream puffs with confectionary sugar. Bon apetit! Or as they say in Norwegian; Velbekomme!