Total Time
55mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is from a Cajun cookbook. I have never tried these but they look so incredibly good. I am looking forward to making these. The picture is outstanding!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put the water and butter in a heavy saucepan and heat to melt the butter.
  3. Bring to a boil, then remove from the heat and beat in the flour all at once.
  4. Beat in sharp cheese and seasonings until smooth and the mixture forms a ball.
  5. Gradually beat in the eggs to make a smooth, glossy dough.
  6. Drop the dough in blobs from a heaped teaspoon onto a buttered baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until risen, golden brown and crisp.
  8. Make a slit in the side of each puff to allow the steam to escape, then return to the turned-off oven to keep hot.
  9. To make the filling, beat the cream cheese with the Pickapeppa sauce, then mix in the pimento and capers.
  10. Pipe or spoon filling into the cheese puffs and serve hot.
  11. Variations: For an alternative filling, combine 6 oz.
  12. cream cheese with Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce to taste and mix in 1/2 cup finely chopped cooked shrimp and 1/4 cup chopped scallions.

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These were relatively easy to make, but I needed to add about four tablespoons more flour to the mixture so it wouldn't be too thin. For the filling I omitted the pimentos and capers, and added a dash of garlic powder, a pinch of chives, and two teaspoons of hot pepper jelly. The filling was delicious but I would have liked the pastry to have been a little firmer and less egg-like.

Jamie Renee January 25, 2003

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