8 Servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F. Butter 2 large baking sheets.

Step 2

Bring 1 cup water, butter, salt and pepper to a boil over medium-high heat. Add flour; beat with a wooden spoon until mixture forms a ball.

Step 3

Transfer dough to a large bowl. With electric mixer on high speed, add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each. Beat until mixture is smooth and has cooled. Beat in cheese.

Step 4

Drop spoonfuls of mixture 1 inch apart on baking sheets. With dampened fingers, smooth tops. Bake until puffed and golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on pans on wire racks. Slice off top third; discard doughy centers. Fill, if desired, and replace tops.

Ratings & Reviews

belfibelfi's Review

April 09, 2013

JustKat's Review

April 25, 2013
I made the recipe exactly. It was great until I added the 4th egg and then it became a bit soupie - not like puff dough at all. I thought I had made a mistake when I printed out the recipe - so went back on-line to read the recipe again. I hadn't so - I added another 1/4 cup flour and 1 teaspoon for rosemary and I used a blend for 4 shredded chesses. I also used salted butter too. The first batch I baked on the baking sheet were horrible and flat. So - I threw them out. The next batch I put into my mini muffin pan and they came out terrific. I made another half batch to replace the ones I had tossed. They were perfect I definitely recommend using a mini muffin pan. Mine is silicone and is great for these. Also, I did not toss out the inside of the putt, just added the shrimp filling on top of it. My guests loved them. I will definitely make them again and for certain sure use my mini muffin pan to bake them from the beginning.

vfolk813's Review

January 02, 2012
I didn't have a mixer, so I mixed the eggs in by hand. My finished product was flat and cookie like. Though I was still able to put the topping on, the cheese bread tasted like a unsalted cracker. Maybe salted butter should've been used instead.

kellysraven's Review

May 26, 2011

judyk205's Review

July 16, 2010
Just like cream puffs only savory with cheese. Used tuna salad for filling. Nice for cocktail party. Made just as directed. Yummy