Cheese puff is a popular snack food made by extruding heated corn dough through a die to form the desired shape. It is usually covered in a mixture of grated cheese and other flavors and can be ball-shaped, curly (“cheese curls”), or straight. It is also known as gougere, choux pastry with cheese, and cheesy puffs. It can be purchased pre-made, frozen, or made at home.
The best part about these light and airy snacks is that they are relatively easy to make at a moment’s notice. They are the perfect little addition to any party or appetizer tray. These tasty French treats are light on the inside and crispy on the outside, thanks to the cheesy goodness of Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar! They are a great hand-held side dish to serve with soup, stews, or any other saucy entree. They are also freezer-friendly, so they can be baked up ahead of time and thawed before serving.
DRY INGREDIENTS: Remove the milk mixture from the heat and stir in the flour until it is thick and no lumps remain. Whisk in the eggs one at a time, until well blended. Stir in the cheese and herbs/spices (if using). Spoon tablespoon-sized mounds of the mixture onto the prepared pan, spacing each about an inch apart. Brush the tops of the dough with egg wash and sprinkle with a pinch of cheese.
Bake until browned and puffed, about 12 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly and serve warm or at room temperature. You can also store leftovers in an airtight container or Ziploc bag for up to a week. بف جبن