I love cheese and anything that has it. Here is a simple cheese puffs recipe that you can serve as snacks or an appetizer. Feel free to be as creative with the filling. This is something both kids and adults will enjoy.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 cup whole milk
1 stick butter (cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
6 large eggs (at room temperature)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
3/4 cup grated Gruyere cheese
1 ounce pepperoni, diced (optional)
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 425F.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper, thyme and cayenne.
Separate the egg yolk and egg white of 1 egg.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and pour in the milk. Bring it to a boil. Lower the heat and add the flour mixture. Mix well until it forms into a dough like mixture. Remove from heat.
Place the dough in a mixing bowl and beat it at low speed for one minute. Add an egg and an egg white. Mix it until the egg is absorbed. After, add the remaining 4 eggs one at a time. Mix until the dough is smooth.
Fold in the Gruyere, 1/2 cup of Parmesan and Pepperoni into the dough.
Place the dough in a pastry bag. Pipe it in a greased baking sheet. The dough balls should be an inch in diameter and an inch apart. You may also use a spoon or place the dough in a mold if desired. Try to keep the size of the dough uniform, so that they can bake evenly.
Beat the eggs and 2 tablespoons of milk in a small bowl to make a glaze. Brush the cheese puffs with the glaze and sprinkle them with Parmesan.
Bake the cheese puffs in the oven for 10 minutes or until they are light brown and the center is no longer runny.
Remove from the pan and let it stand for 10 minutes before serving.
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