Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is from the Sept/Oct 09 Simple & Delicious magazine. I made these with minor modification, and they are really tasty and easy to make. My kids gobbled these up until I made them stop!
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup fresh basil, minced (I used about 1 1/2 T dried)
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (I used the stuff in the can)
- In a large saucepan, bring water, butter, and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until it forms a smooth ball. Remove from heat and let stand for about 5 minutes.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny (takes some arm power). Stir in basil and cheese.
- Drop by rounded tablespoons 1 inch apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 400' for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. (I made mine too big and it took about 24 minutes total) Remove to wire racks. Serve warm.
I was looking for a great way to use my basil before it wilted. This was a very good recipe. I enjoyed it. I think I will use it as a good starting point and add different things to it.
The texture is great and the taste also but we found that something was missing. It would be great with red pepper flakes in it. Or dipped in marinara sauce. Thanks Queen Roachie :) Made for Bargain Basement tag game