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spicy cheese puffs

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a recipe by
Maggie M
In The Kitchen, OH

They have bacon .. need I say more!!

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method Bake

Ingredients For spicy cheese puffs

  • 1 c
  • 1/4 c
    butter - unsalted
  • 1/4 tsp
    kosher or sea salt
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper - more or less to suit your taste
  • 1/2 c
    gruyere cheese - shredded
  • 12 oz
    bacon - cooked crisp and chopped well
  • 1 Tbsp
    fleur de sel flaked salt

How To Make spicy cheese puffs

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 375 f
  • 2
    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  • 3
    In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the milk, butter, and the 1/4 teaspoon salt to a boil. When the butter has melted, remove from heat and add the flour all at once. Using a wooden spoon, beat the mixture vigorously until it forms a ball. Return to medium heat and continue stirring for 1 minute, or until the mixture dries. .
  • 4
    Remove the mixture from the saucepan and spoon it into a food processor. Let cool for 5 minutes. After it has cooled slightly, process for a few seconds.
  • 5
    Add the eggs and cayenne and process for another 15 seconds, or until it is well combined. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and let cool for 10 minutes. Stir in the cheese and bacon until they are just mixed in.
  • 6
    Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto your prepared baking sheet spacing the mounds 2 inches apart. Sprinkle the tops of the puff with fleur de sel. Bake for 30 minutes, or until browned and crisp. Serve warm.