Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is the Runner-Up recipe for 1991 in the San Francisco Chronicle, by Flo Braker.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Adjust rack in lower third of oven; preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease and flour a large baking sheet. Cut the cheese into/4-inch cubes.
  2. Bring the water and butter to a rolling boil in a saucepan. Add the flour all at once and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until mixture is smooth and comes together in a ball. Transfer mixture to a bowl to cool slightly. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the bacon, parsley and cheese cubes.
  3. Spoon the batter into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain pastry tip and pipe out small mounds, 1-inch in diameter (about 2 teaspoons each), on the prepared baking sheet. Leave about 1-inch space between each mound to allow for expansion. (Or spoon small mounds onto prepared baking sheet.).
  4. Bake 25 to 35 minutes, or until golden. For crisper puffs, pierce sides with tip of paring knife, return to oven and bake 5 to 10 minutes longer.
  5. Serve hot. Or cool on wire rack, store in a sturdy plastic container with a tight-fitting lid and freeze up to 2 weeks.
  6. To recrisp, place frozen cheese puffs on a baking sheet in a preheated 325-degree oven until hot, about 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

Hello evelyn/athens, we made these last night and they were fantastically wonderful!(How about that for a word? If there is such a thing!) We enjoyed them thoroughly and made them almost just as posted. However, I did add 2 tablespoons of fresh chives as well. They were nice and crispy and I thought we would have enough for today, but no such luck! The staff went at them as if they hadn't eaten in over a week, and those delicious morsels of dough were gone. Thanks for posting such a yummy recipe. Everyone, these will be great for the holidays! Diane :)

Manami October 17, 2006

I cut this recipe in half since my hungry group was small, & now I wish I'd made the whole thing ~ THESE ARE GREAT! Taste, prep, everything ~ JUST WONDERFUL, & I already have 3 other events this month & plan to serve these puffs at all three! Thanks for sharing your recipe! [Made & reviewed while on World Tour 4 in Germany]

Sydney Mike May 27, 2008

This is so funny--- I LOVED THESE! So much so I described them to my dad who laughed and reminded me how many I had scarfed down as a kid. He used to make something very similar and kept them in the freezer for guests. Just reheat them and they're great. I can't tell you about the batch I made, because they were all eaten within a few hours. (And I wish I could blame it on a HUGE party, but we just ate....and ate....)

DeeCooks March 09, 2008