French Cheese Puffs With Ham (Cream Puffs)

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Melinda, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. Melinda

    Melinda Guest

    Request: From: [email protected] (Bethanie)
    :: I am looking for an easy to follow recipe for cream puffs. Does
    : anyone know where I can find one?

    Cream puffs are so easy to make! Here is a recipe I make often for ham and cheese cream puffs, but
    you can make them plain or add different ingredients easily. I got the recipe from my aunt, don't
    know where she got it from originally.

    French Cheese Puffs With Ham

    1/3 cup Butter
    2/4 tsp. Salt
    3/4 cup Water
    4/4 cup Flour 1 cup diced Black Forest Ham (4 oz.) 4 Tbsp. Parmesan Cheese (shredded or grated or
    both) 3 Eggs

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In medium saucepan bring butter salt and water to boil. Remove saucepan
    from heat. Add flour all at once, beating vigorously until dough is blended and begins to come away
    from sides of pan, forming a ball. Stir in ham and cheese. Add eggs one at a time, beating well
    after each egg to fully incorporate before adding next. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto 2 large ungreased
    cookie sheets. Bake until puffed and light golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Cool on wire racks and serve
    at room temperature.

    NOTE: I make them larger than the recipe specifies so that they are 2 or 3 bites each. I'm sorry, I
    don't remember how many this recipe makes. I usually double or triple it for parties because
    they get eaten up FAST and they are great leftovers. Even my vegetarian friends eat them,
    saying "Don't tell me there's ham in them!"

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