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Cheese Puffs (AKA Stilton Puffs)

I made this yesterday for the first time. I got this recipe from my lovely sister-in-law. She made them for my Mom’s birthday bash last summer and I thought, Hey! Maybe the kids would like these in their lunches!

These tasty little tidbits are called “Stilton Puffs”. Since I used Imperial Cheddar Cheese (the cheese in the small red and black container) instead of Stilton cheese, perhaps we should call them “Cheese Puffs” instead. They look like orange cookies when they are done. I guess that’s why the kids asked if they were a new kind of cookie when they first saw them.

Cheese Puffs

1 cup water
½ cup butter (or hard margarine)
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup flour
4 Large eggs
4 oz Imperial cheddar cheese (or stilton, if you prefer)
8 bacon slices, cooked crisp and crumbled
¼ cup finely chopped green onion
½ tsp pepper

Combine first 3 ingredients in medium heavy saucepan on medium-high until boiling and butter is melted. Reduce heat to medium.

Add flour. Stir vigorously for about 1 minute until mixture pulls away from  side of saucepan to form soft dough. Remove from heat. Transfer to medium  bowl.

Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition until well combined and dough is thick and glossy.

Add remaining 4 ingredients. Mix. Drop, using 2 tsp for each, about 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheet with sides. Bake in  425°F oven for 15 to 17 minutes until golden brown. Let stand on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Remove puffs from baking sheet and place on wire racks to cool.

I left out the green onions, as my kids are fussy and don’t like them. Make sure you don’t overcook them as any scorching can overwhelm the taste. They make a very good appetizer and even if they don’t puff up, they are still delicious!


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