Cheese Puffs

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Bobbe Leviten

By
@Bobbe

I had these delicious puffs at a New Year's Eve party I attended and was instantly hooked. When I got up the next day, I did a quick Google search for "cheese puffs" and the following recipe popped up. The photo looked just like the ones I'd had the night before, and when I made them later that week, sure enough, it was the same (or awfully close). The ones I had were made with Gruyere, but I had cheddar on hand, so that's what I used. Bottom line is that these are easy and will be a hit at any gathering you attend. This recipe is courtesy of www.simplyrecipes.com.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6-10 as hors d'oevres
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 stick
    butter, cold
  • 1 c
    water
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 4 large
    eggs
  • 2 tsp
    fresh thyme, chopped
  • ·
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 c
    grated cheddar (or gruyere)

How to Make Cheese Puffs

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 425-degrees.
  2. In a medium sized saucepan, add the water, butter, and salt, and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the flour all at once. Stir rapidly. The mixture will form a dough ball that will pull away from the sides of the pan. It helps to use a wooden spoon to stir as the dough will be rather thick. Continue to cook for a couple minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and place dough into the metal bowl of a stand mixer to allow it to cool a little, so that the dough will be warm, but not so warm as to cook the eggs when you add them. Mixing at low speed in a stand mixer helps with this step.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, stirring after each addition until the eggs are incorporated into the dough. (If you don't have a stand mixer or hand mixer, use a wooden spoon.) The dough should become creamy, shiny and elastic.
  6. Stir in the grated cheese, thyme, and a few grinds of pepper.
  7. Spoon out small balls (about a heaping tablespoon) of the dough onto a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet, with at least an inch separating the spoonfuls. Place in oven and cook for 10 minutes at 425°F. Lower heat to 350°F and cook for another 10-15 minutes, until puffed up and lightly golden.
  8. These puffs will be slightly crispy when they first come out of the oven, but will soften a bit as they cool. They can be eaten hot or cold.

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About Cheese Puffs

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: French



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