Cheese Puffs

Cheese Puffs

Mansi's request for simple and tasty treats seemed like a good excuse to make these baked cheese puffs. As simple as they are delicious, if you have the munchies, then these are the perfect cure. I'm almost ashamed to admit I ate these for dinner.

Gruyère cheese is used for these yummy puffs. An ideal cheese for baking, Gruyère is a hard cheese made from cows milk, rather like a softer variety of Parmesan cheese coupled with the "holey" loveliness of Swiss Cheese.

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Published on January 24, 2008

Delicate and delicious but very simple savory baked cheese puffs with Gruyère and Parmesan cheeses

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  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne, to taste
  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup fine grated Gruyère cheese
  • 1/4 cup fine grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Preheat an oven to 400° and butter or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • In a medium saucepan, bring the butter and salt to a boil in 1 cup of water. Remove from heat, stir in the flour and cayenne, and return to the heat. Cook and stir for about 1 minute until the mixture forms into a smooth ball. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add the eggs and beat the mixture with a wire whisk until well combined (about 1 to 2 minutes). Stir in the cheese.

  • Using a spoon, drop the batter onto the baking sheet in roughly 1 teaspoon portions. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until nicely browned. Serve warm.

Makes about 30 bite-size puffs
Cheese Puffs


Peter M said...

Lisa, these look great and what's the French word for these...Gougeres?

Mansi Desai said...

awesome Lisa!! these used to be my favoriteds as a kid! perfect for the game night!

thanks so much for participating!!:) lovely entry!

meeso said...

These sound very yummy and perfect for snacking :)

Kalai said...

Mmmmmm... Cheese! Sounds delicious and looks so tempting! :)

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Oh. Yes. These definitely have my name ALL OVER THEM! So cute as well (them, not me...)

indosungod said...

Lisa, they look awesome, no harm in eating them for dinner :)