- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Persons: 4
- Difficulty: Easy
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup (4 ounces) grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
- Freshly ground pepper
- In a medium-sized saucepan, add the water, butter, and salt, and bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce the heat to medium and add the flour all at once.
- Stir rapidly. The mixture will form a dough ball that will pull away from the sides of the pan.
- Remove the pan from the heat and let cool for a couple of minutes. Stir so that the dough cools more evenly.
- You want the dough to be warm, just not so hot that when you start adding eggs they cook as they hit the dough.
- Add the eggs one at a time, stirring after each addition until the eggs are incorporated into the dough.
- The dough should become rather creamy. Heat oven to 425°F. Spoon out small balls of the dough onto a silicone or parchment lined baking sheet, with at least an inch separating the spoonfuls.
- Place in oven and cook for 10 minutes at 425°F. Lower heat to 350°F and cook for another 15-20 minutes, until puffed up and lightly golden.