Ham and Cheese Puffs

Ham and Cheese Puffs
These are simple and delightful! They can be baked and frozen then just brought out and thrown in a toaster oven when needed!
Serves: 64 puffs
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ cups Shredded Sharp (Old) Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup ( approx 7 oz or 200 grams) ham, (can be leftover baked ham or deli ham) or crisp bacon, finely chopped
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 can (4 oz. /114 ml) chopped Jalapenos, drained (optional)
Directions
  1. Combine water, butter, and salt in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat Add the flour all at once Beat with a wooden spoon until well mixed , Return to medium heat stirring vigorously, until the batter leaves the sides of the pan and a ball of paste forms.
  3. Remove from heat Add eggs, one at a time, beating vigorously after each one until the dough is smooth. (Be patient and beat thoroughly)
  4. Stir in cheese, ham, Jalapenos (if using) and dry mustard.
  5. Place heaping teaspoonful on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 400 F for 15 to 20 minutes until firm and golden.
Notes
If you are going to freeze best to double the recipe IF FREEZING: Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container between layers of wax paper. Reheat if frozen 350° oven for 5 to 10 minutes.

If using fresh Jalapeno peppers use 1 medium - large one

One bag of shredded sharp cheddar cheese yields 3 cups just perfect if doubling recipe

 

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