CHEDDAR CREAM PUFFS
1 cup water
1/3 cup butter, cut into bits
1 cup GF flour ( I used a mix of brown rice and tapioca flour)
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cups grated old cheddar or cheese of your choice
1/2 tsp dried thyme.
Combine the water and butter in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil.
Remove from heat and add the flour all at once.
Keep stirring until dough comes away from the sides of the pan and forms a ball.
Return pan to medium heat and cook gently for 2 or 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until dough dries out a bit and leaves a thin film on bottom of the pan.
Transfer the dough to a large bowl and let cool for 5 minutes.
With electric mixer, beat the eggs into the dough one at a time.
Dough will slip and slide at first, keep mixing and it will come together.
Add salt, pepper and cheese.
Drop dough by spoonful's onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake in 425F oven for 25 to 30 minutes-- time depends on the size of the spoonful's you used.
They should be puffed and slightly browned.
Remove from oven-- turn it off.
Leave slightly open to cool a bit.
Pierce each puff with a sharp knife tip and allow to cool in the oven for about 15 min.
Serve hot or cold.
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Reprinted from Celi-Yak News Spring 2012