Fluffy Cheese Puffs

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:30 pieces
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - water
  • 1 tbsp - butter
  • 1 tbsp - olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1/4 tsp - Cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup - unbleached flour
  • 4 - large eggs
  • 1 cup - shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp - minced chives or scallions

How to Make Fluffy Cheese Puffs

  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Lightly coat 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the water, butter, oil, salt and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the flour all at once. Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until it forms a smooth paste.
  • With the wooden spoon, beat in the eggs one at a time, blending completely each time.
  • Stir in the Cheddar cheese and minced chives or scallions.
  • Using a tablespoon, drop balls of batter onto the cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the puffs are firm and well browned.
  • Serve them warm or at room temperature.

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