Pimento Cheese Puffs
Updated: May 18, 2021
These snackable, crunchy, bite-sized cheese puffs are so tasty, and one batch makes almost 30 of them. Use them as a dish for an appetizer or grab a handful for an afternoon snack. You can also freeze the puffs after they’re cooked to save for later.
8 oz unsalted butter
Pinch of salt
1 cup water
1 cup all-purpose flour, shifted
4 large egg
1/2 package (4 oz) Birdie’s Pimento, Garlic Parmesan
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time:25-30 minutes
Preheat oven 400°F.
In a saucepan, combine the butter, salt and water over high heat. As soon as the mixture boils, remove from heat, and all at once add in the flour. Beat vigorously with a wooden spoon. Return the saucepan back to the heat and turn the heat down to low. Continue beating with the wooden spoon for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and place the batter in your mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add the eggs in one at a time on high speed. Add the pimento cheese. The dough should look smooth.
Either fill a pipping bag, fitted with a 1/2 tip, the mixture, and pipe 1-inch circles on parchment lined baking sheet, or use a small ice cream scoop. Bake for 25-30 minutes.