Monday, February 21, 2011

STUFFED CHEESE PUFFS



Ingredients

  • 3  tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 3/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
  • 1  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 4  large eggs
  • 1/2  cup   shredded   cheese ,sautéed mushrooms or other filling, optional

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°F. Butter 2 large baking sheets.
Bring 1 cup water, butter, salt and pepper to a boil over medium-high heat. Add flour; beat with a wooden spoon until mixture forms a ball.
Transfer dough to a large bowl. With electric mixer on high speed, add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each. Beat until mixture is smooth and has cooled. Beat in cheese.
Drop spoonfuls of mixture 1 inch apart on baking sheets. With dampened fingers, smooth tops. Bake until puffed and golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on  on wire racks. Slice off top ; discard doughy centers. Fill, if grated cheese cubes and finely chopped onion or any other filling of your choice.

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