Restaurant Recipes

Harvey House Chocolate Puffs

There were five Harvey Houses along the main Santa Fe Railroad line in Arizona. They were located in Winslow, Williams, Ash Fork, Seligman and Kingman. There were also the El Tovar and other facilities at the Grand Canyon. This is one of their famous recipes.

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Yield: 10 puffs


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 1 ounce chocolate, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry preserves or sugared fresh berries
  • Whipped cream, sweetened


  1. Boil together flour, water and butter.
  2. Remove from fire and beat in melted chocolate and eggs, one at a time.
  3. Scoop into gun pan (muffin tins), lightly greased, filled half full.
  4. Bake in hot oven (400 degrees F) until done and peaked, 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool, then cut off top of each cake and put in a teaspoon of strawberry preserves or fresh berries.
  6. Heap with sweetened whipped cream.

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