Italian Cheese Puff Appetizer

Makes 30 puffs.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Asiago cheese, finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400° F. In a small saucepan, combine butter, oil, salt, cayenne and water bring to a boil. Add flour all at once; stir until mixture forms a smooth ball. Cook over low heat until mixture is drier but still smooth; place in mixing bowl. Beat in eggs, one at a time, incorporating completely. Stir in cheeses. Drop small spoonfuls of batter onto greased baking pans. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown and firm. Serve immediately.

*For lighter puffs, use 2 whole eggs and 4 egg whites in place of 4 whole eggs.

Photo & recipe courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.