This cheese puffs recipe is a recent addition to our entertaining repertoire but what a great addition it is. In the past week, we have made it twice and each time, it has received rave reviews.
We like to make simple recipes and at first glance this one seemed a bit too complex. But don’t let that scare you, it really is pretty easy. Go ahead, give it a try!
Cheese Puffs Recipe
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 4 ounces unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 to 4 large eggs
- 1 cup grated aged cheddar
- 1/2 cup grated swiss cheese
- Preheat the oven to 425° F.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup water with the milk, butter, sugar and salt and stir over low heat until the sugar, butter and salt have melted.
- Raise the heat to medium and bring to a healthy simmer.
- Take from the heat and immediately add the flour. Stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture thickens, is smooth and no flour lumps remain.
- Return to the heat and cook, stirring, until a film forms on the bottom of the pan.
- Continue stirring, careful not to scrape up the film, for a minute or two more.
- Transfer the mixture to a food processor or stand mixer. If using a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment.
- Mix for a minute to dissipate the heat.
- Add the eggs one at a time with the processor or mixer running.
- Pay attention to the consistency of the paste. It should be smooth and shiny, so you may only need 3 of the eggs.
- Stir in the cheese. Be careful not to over mix.
- Using a small cookie scoop, scoop generous mounds onto the parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing them an inch apart.
- Place in the oven, immediately reduce the heat to 375° F and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cheese puffs are golden brown.
- Let cool slightly and serve. They won’t last long!
- If you don’t have unsalted butter, just use salted and omit the salt.
Recently, we made this cheese puffs recipe to bring to a party. We decided to spice things up by added a jalapeno to the mixture. They were a hit and were eaten very quickly. All we did was add a jalapeno with seeds removed and diced to the mixture.
Also, these cheese puffs freeze very well. So, you can make your dough ahead of time. Follow the same steps as above but instead of placing the baking sheet in the oven, place them in the freezer until the dough is frozen solid. Once frozen, transfer into a container and freeze until you are ready to use or up to 3 months.
When you are ready to bake, just place onto lined baking sheets and bake. No need to thaw out the dough, just increase the baking time by approximately 5 minutes. They will taste exactly the same as if you made them that day.
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