Cheese Puffs

Cheese Puffs Recipe:

1. Sieve the flour and set it aside on greaseproof paper

2. Put the butter and water in a large pan and heat gently until the butter has melted

3. Raise the heat

4. When the liquid boils, pour in the sieved flour

5. Beat the mixture with a wooden spoon until it is smooth and leaves the sides of the pan

6. Let the mixture cool (until you can hold the sides of the pan)

7. Beat in the eggs one by one

8. Continue beating the mixture until it is glossy

9. Stir in the mustard, grated cheese and the paprika

10. Season to taste with salt and pepper

11. Put the oil in a separate frying pan

12. Heat the oil to 375F (190C)

13. Put teaspoons of the mixture into the hot oil one by one but in batches

14. Fry the teaspoon mixtures for about 5minutes until they are puffed up and brown

15. Remove the puffs with a slotted spoon and drain them on absorbent kitchen paper

16. Keep the cooked puffs warm in a low oven while frying the remainder of the mixture

17. Pile the hot cheese puffs onto a plate and sprinkle them with the Parmesan cheese and paprika

List of ingredients required:

(makes 12 to 16 puffs)

Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 and 1/2 oz (65g) plain flour
150ml water
2 oz (50g) butter
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Oil for deep-frying
1 and 1/2 oz (40g) grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1 tablespoon mustard


grated Parmesan cheese