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Blue Cheese and Bacon Puffs

★★★★

  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ½ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 6 large eggs
  • 8 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 8 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped

Bring 1½ cups water and butter to a boil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and next 3 ingredients; cook, beating with a wooden spoon, until mixture leaves sides of pan and forms a smooth ball of dough. Remove from heat, and cool 5 minutes.

Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well with spoon after each addition. Beat in cheese, bacon, and chopped green onions.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto lightly greased baking sheets.

Bake at 400° for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. (Puffs will be moist in center.) Serve puffs warm or at room temperature.

Puffs may be frozen up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight, and reheat at 350° for 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Makes 6 dozen

Source : Southern Living November 2001


Let me warn you…this makes a lot of biscuits! But freeze those little babies and you can have fresh homemade bread with dinner several times that month!

Blue cheese (well any cheese really) is a permanent fixture in our house. There is an entire drawer in my fridge that holds just cheese (and it’s not the little deli  one either!) Although I am not, my kids – and hubby – also happen to be big bread eaters. These made a nice accompaniment to the ham and green beans. The flavors melded nicely together, I mean let’s face it, you can’t eat just anything with blue cheese. It’s a mighty bitey cheese!

Here’s one more picture of our complete meal – with my beautiful flowers!

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