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Appetizer Puffs

These little bite sized morsels are just cream puffs made small. When you take them out of the oven, you cut the tops off as soon as you can touch them, and pull out the dough pieces inside. When cool, and just before serving, you fill them with savory mixtures:

• grated Gouda cheese mixed with port wine and a little cream cheese

• chopped shrimp mixed with a little chopped celery and mayonnaise

• chopped ham and a tiny bit of mustard and mayonnaise

• crabmeat with a tiny bit of mayonnaise

• chopped up crisp bacon with a little horseradish and mayonnaise

• grated cheddar with finely chopped pimentos and a little mayonnaise

• chopped clams with sour cream

• Chopped and drained tomato, with tiny mozzarella and chopped basil

• Kuwait: flaked, cooked hammour w/tiny bit of sour cream and a little bit of “Kuwaiti spices”

• flaked, cooked tuna with a little aioli mayonnaise and cilantro

. . . . . use your own favorite combinations!

1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
4 eggs

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Heat water and butter to strong rolling boil. Stir in flour, stir vigorously over low heat about one minute or until mixture forms a ball. (You’ll know it when you see it.)

Remove from heat, beat in eggs, one at a time, continue beating and beating until smooth. Drop dough by tiny spoonfulls 2” apart onto UNGREASED baking sheet. Bake 35 – 40 minutes or until puffed and golden. Cool away from drafts. Cut off tops, pull out filaments of dough.

Fill just before serving so they don’t get soggy. Remember to put the top back on! These are easy to make, easy to serve and even fun to make with children.

Additional options: You can also make these sweet, filling with Creme Chantilly (whip up cream, add a little SIFTED [yes, it matters] powdered sugar and a little vanilla) and still serve by fingers, or you can pour a little chocolate sauce over the top and serve in a bunch of three or four on a plate as profiteroles. The blessing of these puffs is their versatility!

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June 8, 2007 - Posted by | Christmas, Cooking, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Holiday, Kuwait, Photos, Recipes, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Yumyum..

    Comment by jewaira | June 9, 2007 | Reply

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