Rosemary and Smoked Gruyere Cheese Puffs

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My boyfriend claims that every time we eat at my place he never gets full 😦

So after a simple dinner of Miso Egg Sauce Noodles (post to come when I remember to take photos…and figure out ingredient proportions), I made a late night snack. The recipe I used comes from Food Wishes’ gougères recipe. I have rosemary, but not thyme, and I happened to have a nice hunk of gruyere, so that’s what I used. The light, airy, herby, cheesy result was surprisingly easy to accomplish.

These puffs are explosions of flavor! The smoky flavor of the cheese barely sneaks out from beneath the strong, piney rosemary flavor. The 14 puffs that I made were demolished by five of us in a matter of minutes.

Is rosemary related to pine trees?

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Cheese Puffs

4 Tbsp butter

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup flour

2 eggs

2 tsp rosemary

1/2 cup shredded gruyere cheese

Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add water and stir to combine. Turn off heat. Stir in flour. Stir vigorously.

Spread batter into bottom and sides of medium mixing bowl. Allow to cool slightly. (Meanwhile shred cheese.)

Stir one egg and the rosemary into the dough. Mix until homogenous dough forms again.

Add second egg. Stir until smooth.

Stir in cheese.

Drop dough by spoonfuls onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes at 425F.

Makes ~14 puffs.

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