1 cup water
1 stick butter (do not use margarine)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. You will bake your puffs for 10 mins at this temperature, then turn heat down to 375 degrees for 15-20mins or until puffs are golden brown. If you take them out of the oven and they quickly start to deflate, lower your oven temp to 325 and bake for an additional 5-10mins, keeping watch over them. Weather such as high humidity will play with your puffs. Once out of the oven transfer to a wire rack and cut open tops to let steam escape and cool before filling.
Using a pot over medium heat, pour in water and add butter. Bring to a boil.