Thursday, February 17, 2011

French Cheese Puffs

These were so easy and very good party pleasers! Make sure to eat them fresh out of the oven, or just re-heat leftovers!

From Food pics

2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 c flour
2 eggs
1 cup grated Swiss/Gruyere cheese
poppy seeds

1. Preheat oven to 425 and spray 2 cookie sheets with some oil.

2. Bring 1 cup water to a simmer in a saucepan. Add the butter, pepper and salt, and bring to a boil. When the butter is melted, remove from heat and add the flour. Stir constantly - you'll end up with a thick paste. Return to low heat and stir for another minute or two (this is where I taste it to make sure its salty enough).

3. Remove from heat and beat in 1 egg at a time until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Add the grated cheese and mix well.

4. Drop by the spoonful on the cookie sheet. Top with poppy seeds. Bake 25-30 minutes, until they are brown and slightly crispy.

Try stirring in some finely chopped broccoli and using cheddar cheese for a variation. I've been wanting to try some sweet ones with ricotta and sugar, or brie and apricot.

1 comment:

Alisa said...

Well I think I know what I can do with that leftover ricotta now. :)