Tested till perfect Gouda Bacon Puffs
Gouda Bacon Puffs
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Gouda Bacon Puffs

These puffs are actually classic profiteroles with a bit of a twist. Their small size makes it easy to just pop one into your mouth. This recipe can easily be halved for a smaller
yield, but since they freeze well, you might as well make the whole batch and keep them on hand for impromptu guests.

By Amanda Barnier and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2012

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Total time 45 minutes
  • Portion size 62 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 1cupwater
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupbutter
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupsall-purpose flour
  • 4 4eggeggs
  • 1 cup 1cupshredded Gouda cheese
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcrumbled cooked bacon, (about 5 slices)
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspchopped fresh thyme
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Preparation

In small heavy saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to boil. Remove from heat. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously with wooden spoon until mixture forms smooth ball that leaves side of pan.

Return to medium-low heat; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes.

Stirring vigorously with wooden spoon, beat in eggs, 1 at a time and beating well after each addition; beat until smooth and shiny. Beat in cheese, bacon and thyme.

Using pastry bag fitted with 1/2-inch (1 cm) round tip or resealable plastic bag with corner snipped off, pipe mounds, 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter and about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, onto greased or parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Using wet fingertip, gently flatten peak of each mound.

Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 400ºF (200ºC) oven until puffed, golden and crisp, about 16 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool. Store in airtight container for up to 2 days. Or freeze for up to 1 month; thaw and heat in 350ºF/180ºC oven until hot, about 5 minutes.)

Nutritional Information Per piece: about

cal 36 pro 1g totalfat 3g sat. fat 1g
carb 2g dietaryfibre sugar chol 19mg
sodium 41mg potassium 12mg

% RDI:

calcium 1 iron 1 vit A 2 folate 3
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