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Basic Cheese Puffs

Basic Cheese Puffs created by Gunslingers Wife

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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  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the butter, salt and water in a pan. Bring to a boil.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.).
  • 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.
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"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. Jonathan Kemp
    Only three stars. Not that good.
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  2. jaydee
    I took this to work for a pot luck and everyone loved them. Thanks.
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  3. mishi
    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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  4. oc2961
    Easy, simple, quick - loved it! Thank you. Great snack on its own. For a more special event, I filled it with tuna mousse and served as finger food.
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  5. Gunslingers Wife
    Basic Cheese Puffs Created by Gunslingers Wife
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