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Archive for December 14th, 2008

These little gems make a lovely hors d’oeuvres on their own, or stuffed…from The Classics LCBO special edition. We’re taking them as a hostess gift tonight! Makes about 40 little bite_sized puffs!

Cheese Puffs, easy and deeeelicious

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere Cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Place water, butter and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Remove from heat and add flour, and stir until combined.
  4. Return to heat and stir cooking the flour mixture until it comes away from the sides of the pan and is a shiny ball.
  5. Place in a food processor with plastic blades and process for 15 seconds (give or take).
  6. Add eggs and process for 40 seconds (err on the longer side of give or take).
  7. Add both cheeses and process for another 5-10 seconds until smooth.
  8. Using a wet spoon, place thumbnail-sized spoonfuls on a parchment lined cookie sheet about 1 1/2″ apart.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.
  10. Serve warm or room temperature.

Check it out on Foodista!

They puff up about 12 minutes into baking and are ideal for stuffing with a pipping funnel (I bought a really cheap one from a dollar store and it works very well). Stuff with goats cheese, or your own recipe. Unstuffed, they freeze very well.

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