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Spicy Cheese Puffs
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kosher or sea salt
cayenne pepper - more or less to suit your taste
gruyere cheese - shredded
bacon - cooked crisp and chopped well
fleur de sel flaked salt
How to Make Spicy Cheese Puffs
1Preheat the oven to 375 f
2Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
3In 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. .
4Remove 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.
5Add 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.
6Drop 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.
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