cheddar cheese and dill puffs on a plate
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Dill and Cheddar Cheese Puffs


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4-5 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups finely grated sharp cheddar
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill


  • Pre-heat your oven to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine the water, butter and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat until the butter has melted. 
  • Add the flour and stir quickly and continuously for about 2 minutes, until the mixture comes together and starts to pull away from the sides of the pan. Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 3 minutes.
  • Add 4 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until the batter is smooth. After adding all 4 eggs, the batter should be just stiff enough to hold soft peaks. If it is too stiff, whisk an additional egg into a bowl, then add 1 teaspoon of it to the batter. Mix well to combine. Continue to add 1 additional teaspoon of egg until the batter has reached the right consistency.
  • Stir in the grated cheese and chopped dill.
  • Drop heaping tablespoons of batter onto your parchment lined baking sheet at least an inch apart. 
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until puffy, golden brown, and crispy on the surface. 


Recipe Source: Epicurious