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    Basic Cheese Puffs

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    35 mins

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    25 mins

    Gunslinger's Wife's Note:

    Let these savory little puffs inspire you -- serve them plain or use a pastry bag to fill them, cream puff style, with a mixture of softened cream cheese, snipped chives and smoked salmon. This recipe came from a little book called Perfect Picnics. You'll want to double the recipe -- they freeze very well and are great to have on hand for company.

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    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the butter, salt and water in a pan. Bring to a boil.
    2. 2
      Sift the flour onto a sheet of waxed paper, then, off the heat, add it all to the butter and water mixture and stir it in very quickly to form a thick paste that leaves the sides of the pan clean.
    3. 3
      Return the pan to the heat and beat the mixture with a wooden spoon for 1 minute to dry it. Remove the pan from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
    4. 4
      Beat in the eggs and yolk, one at a time, then add the mustard, cayenne pepper and grated cheese. (I didn't have dry mustard so I used 1 teaspoon grainy, brown mustard. I also used a dash more cayenne for an extra bite.).
    5. 5
      Place teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto a nonstick baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees and cook for 15 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack and serve cold.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 22, 2008


      Only three stars. Not that good.

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    • on October 07, 2007


      I took this to work for a pot luck and everyone loved them. Thanks.

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    • on August 21, 2007


      Well, the puff by itself tasted a little doughy to me, but after I took the suggestion of putting salmon, cream cheese and chives inside the puff they tasted great!! Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Cheese Puffs

    Serving Size: 1 (148 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 314.2
    Calories from Fat 170
    Total Fat 18.9 g
    Saturated Fat 10.6 g
    Cholesterol 192.4 mg
    Sodium 402.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 10.0 g

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