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Stilton and Bacon Puffs Recipe

Stilton and Bacon Puffs    
Posted by: Elaine Tue, 14 Dec 2004, at 4:03 p.m.

This is a simple recipe that uses basic puff or choux pastry as its base. These are delicious served warm as is or they can be stuffed with all manner of things.

1/2 cup water
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into bits
1/2 cup flour
2 large eggs
1/4 pound Stilton or other blue cheese such as Cabrales, crumbled (about 1 cup)
4 bacon slices, cooked crisp and finely crumbled
3 tablespoons minced green onion
Salt, pepper

In small heavy saucepan, combine water and butter. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to moderate and add flour all at once, beating mixture with wooden spoon until it pulls away from sides of pan and forms a ball.

Remove pan from heat. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in cheese, bacon, green onions and salt and pepper to taste.

Using pastry bag with plain tip or with wet teaspoon, drop rounded teaspoon-size mounds of mixture 2 inches apart onto lightly buttered or parchment-lined baking sheets.

Bake on middle rack at 425 degrees 15 to 18 minutes or until puffs are crisp and golden.
Makes about 24 puffs.

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