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Fluffy Herbed Appetizer Puffs

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 30

Treat your guests to these fluffy cheese puffs that are made using Gold Medal® all-purpose flour - ready in 50 minutes. A versatile addition to your appetizer plate! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

3/4
cup water
1/4
cup butter or margarine, cut up
1/2
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3
eggs
1/4
cup grated Parmesan cheese
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
2
tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 425°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. In 2-quart saucepan, heat water, butter and salt to rolling boil over medium heat. When butter is melted, remove from heat; stir in flour all at once until blended.
  • 2
    Return to medium heat; cook 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stirring constantly, until dough forms a ball and leaves a slight film on side of pan.
  • 3
    Remove from heat; stir in eggs, one at a time, stirring until thoroughly mixed. Stir in Parmesan cheese, chives and basil. On cookie sheets, drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart into 1 1/4-inch mounds, making 30 mounds.
  • 4
    Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown and set. Remove from oven; with tip of sharp knife, make small slit in side of each puff to allow steam to escape. Bake 5 to 8 minutes longer or until dry and firm.

Expert Tips

  • Dropping these cheesy puffs into a steaming pot of boiling water before baking gives them a light, airy texture.
  • These airy little puffs can be cut in half and filled with 1 tablespoon of your favorite salad such as egg salad, tuna salad, ham salad or seafood salad.
  • Puffs can be baked in advance and stored in airtight containers. Reheat on ungreased cookie sheets at 350°F 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
35
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
4%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
2g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Ring in the Year of the Dragon with your own Chinese New Year party.

    Chinese New Year is one of the most important, long-running and festive holidays in China. The Chinese celebrate with two weeks of events and outrageous celebrations — sounds fun!

    In my home, we like to celebrate holidays like Cinco De Mayo and Chinese New Year by cooking some traditional foods specific to the culture. It’s a great way to teach children about different cultures and holidays celebrated around the world and to have fun with friends!

    This year the festivities begin on January 23rd, so start planning your party for what the Chinese call the “Spring Festival.” To celebrate, why not throw a Chinese New Year party and invite some friends over to partake in the celebration? You can choose one day within the two weeks to host an appetizer and cocktail event, and use some of these dragon-themed decorations to embellish your shindig!

    Rice paper votive
    Paper paddle fan
    Cotton dragon
    Gold piñata from Confetti System
    Gold and red feather mask
    Gold star sparklers from Tops Malibu
    Gold cocktail napkins
    Lotus candle holder
    Festive, gold drinking glasses
    Red serving plates

    Appetizers

    For appetizers, try some of these recipes: delicious Magic Dragon Puffs, a large pot of Shiitake Mushroom Soup (serve with small soup bowls on the side) and some Steamed Vegetable Dumplings.

    Cocktails

    It’s not a party without a signature cocktail! Sticking to the dragon theme, serve these yummy Orange Dragonfruit Cocktails. You can also serve Champagne with an ounce of SKYY’s new Dragonfruit Vodka.

    Dessert

    For a special treat after dinner, serve Slow Cooker Caramel Rice Pudding and Elegant Almond Bars!

    Put on some traditional Chinese music (or current!), decorate and set-up a yummy appetizer table. You’ll have a soiree that is sure to be remembered and bring good fortune to the New Year!

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