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Blue Cheese-and-Bacon Puffs

Yield 6 dozen.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 6 large eggs
  • 8 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 8 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1 1/2 cups water and butter in a heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Add flour, salt, and peppers; cook, beating with a wooden spoon until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms a smooth ball. Remove from heat; cool 4 to 5 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in cheese, bacon, and green onions.

  2. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheets.

  3. Bake at 400° for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.