Cheese Puffs

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These puffs turned to a challenge for me. The first time I baked them they puffed so nicely but the moment I took them out of the oven they went dead flat. Usually when I flunk in making a dish I give myself a day or two and then try the same dish again, but I couldn’t believe how I can mess up a very simple recipe!! Now it smelled really good and tasted good too. I knew that the recipe was fine, so it must be something I’ve done, Yep I opened the oven twice THAT IS A BIG NO NO WHEN BAKING CHEESE PUFFS.

I baked them again and they turned out great. Give them a try and be creative with them, fill these goodies with cheese and mint, or your favorite fillings. Let’s get started!


3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup water
4 medium eggs
1/2 teaspoon dry mint (optional)
Pinch of salt
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup butter

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  • Mix the flour with dry mint and keep aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
  • In a saucepan, add water, salt, and butter, when it starts to boil, add the flour and keep on stirring until it forms a dough, and not sticking to the pan.
  • Add the cheese and keep stirring.
  • Remove from heat and let it become warm.
  • Gradually add the eggs one at a time while stirring.
  • Use an ice-cream scoop or a spoon to scoop the dough on the baking sheet or pan.
  • Brush the surface with a mixture of an egg beaten with three tablespoon of milk.
  • Bake for 10 minutes then reduce heat to 350F/180C/Gas mark 4 and continue baking for another 20-25 minutes.
  • Do not open the oven while baking or the puffs will become flat the moment you take them out of oven.
  • Serve as is or fill with your favorite fillings.


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