Cheese Puffs

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 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
  1. Instructions
  2. 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.
  3. Stir rapidly. The mixture will form a dough ball that will pull away from the sides of the pan.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool for a couple of minutes. Stir so that the dough cools more evenly.
  5. You want the dough to be warm, just not so hot that when you start adding eggs they cook as they hit the dough.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring after each addition until the eggs are incorporated into the dough.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

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