Ham and Cheese Puffs
- Ready In:
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄3 cup butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup flour
- 5 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups edam cheese or 1 1/2 cups gruyere cheese, shredded
- 1 cup ham, chopped (can be leftover baked ham or deli ham)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dry mustard
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine water, butter, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Add the flour all at once, stirring vigorously, until the batter leaves the sides of the pan and a ball of paste forms.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool for about a minute.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating vigorously after each one until the dough is smooth.
- Stir in cheese, ham, and dry mustard.
- Place heaping teaspoonfuls on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until firm and golden.
- IF FREEZING: Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container between layers of wax paper.
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Yum!! I used gruyere cheese and doubled the amount of mustard - you're right that the extra mustard is great, it's not overpowering or too sharp. I omitted the ham (just preference).<br/><br/>These are awesome, thanks for posting this! :)<br/><br/>ETA: I made another batch today and used Emmental cheese plus I added a whole tin of anchovies - HOLY SCHMOLY!!! If you like anchovies, give this a try! This time I was lazy so I just poured the batter into a greased casserole dish and it puffed up beautifully like a souffle. The resulting texture is very similar to yorkshire pudding, and I just cut into small squares.