More Great Recipes: Misc. Bread

Basil Parmesan Puffs


User Avatar
Member since 2007

Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time

Ingredients

3/4 cup water
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups basil leaves, gently packed
4 large eggs
1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


Finely chop basil leaves and set aside.


Preheat the oven to 400.


Bring water, butter and salt to a rolling boil in a medium-sized saucepan. When butter has melted, add flour, all at once, and whisk vigorously over medium heat until mixture forms a smooth thick dough that pulls away from sides of the pan.


Transfer dough to the mixing bowl of a heavy-duty electric mixer. Using the paddle attachment, beat mixture on medium until slightly cool. Add basil and mix until incorporated and dough is bright green. Add eggs, one at a time, to mixture and beat until smooth.


Continue to mix for one minute. Add cheese and proces until incorporated.


Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Drop dough in Tablespoon sized balls on cookie sheets, allowing about 1 inch of space between each.


Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Serve while still warm.


Note


Dough may be piped onto cookie sheet using a piping bag and plain


Plan ahead:


To prepare now and bake


later, unbaked puffs can be refrigerated for up to six hours before baking, or frozen on cookie sheets, transfered to freezer bags or containers and baked directly from freezer. Allow an extra five minutes baking time for frozen puffs.


Offer a spread:


Make a delicious butter spread, such as sun-dried tomato butter, to complement the puffs.


Combine 1 pound of butter, 1 cup of sun-dried tomatoes, 1/2 cup of pine nuts and 1 tablespoon of fresh garlic in a mixing bowl. Mix together, then salt and pepper to taste.


PREP TIME 20 Min


COOK TIME 30 Min


SERVINGS 24 puffs


Pairs Well With


Notes

Basil and Parmesan, always a winning combination! You can make these up to a month in advance and freeze them, then take them directly to the oven from the freezer.

Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

450 Downloads
FREE
'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

11264 Downloads
FREE
The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

51079 Downloads
FREE
Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Oreo Balls
Oreo Balls
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana