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I have always found that it it is fun to make cream puffs. Something about taking butter and flour and turning it into these light airy puffs it just plain fun. In this case we are not making a dessert puff but a very tasty savoury puff. You can experiment and try other cheese choices.

Ingredients for Cheesy Puffs

  • 1 cup Water
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 1 cup sifted All – Purpose Flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 1 small slice Onion
  • ½ cup Flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Pepper
  • 2 ½ cups Milk
  • 2 cups grated Gruyere Cheese

Method for Cheesy Puffs:

Method for the Puffs:

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Have ready ungreased cookie sheets.
Put water and ½ cup butter in medium saucepan. Set over high heat and bring to a full rolling boil. Turn heat to low.
Add 1 cup flour all at once and stir vigorously until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms into a ball (about 1 minute). Remove from heat.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and velvety in appearance.
Drop by level measuring teaspoonfuls on cookie sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each tiny mound of dough. Bake about 25 minutes or until puffed, golden, dry, and firm to touch. Cool on racks.

Method for the Cheese Filling

Put ½ cup butter in medium saucepan. Add onion slice and cook gently 3 minutes. Remove and discard onion. Add ½ cup flour, salt and pepper to butter and stir to blend. Remove from heat and add milk all at once. Stir to blend. Return to moderate heat and cook, stirring, until boiling, very thick and smooth. Stir in cheese and continue heating gently, stirring, until cheese is melted. Cool.

Assembly of the Cheesy Puffs:

Fill a pastry tube or bag with the cheese mixture. Cut a tiny slit in the side of each puff and force the cheese mixture into each one, filling as full as possible. Refrigerate until serving time. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Put filled puffs on cookie sheets and heat 15 to 20 minutes or until very hot. Puffs can be made in advance and stored in freezer. At serving time remove from freezer and heat 20 minutes in 350 – degree oven. (Makes 5 to 6 dozen small puffs.)

About Pat Tate

Always a very busy person Pat has been interested in cooking and collecting recipes. In an effort to sort out a mound of favorite recipes and to be able to pass them on to the next generation she started this site Family, Foods, and Friends. Again she invites people to join her and to share their cooking adventures.

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