Oh dear, I cant remember which blog I got this recipe off, but it sounded like the the author was an Asian woman married to a French man.
Anyway, yesterday, I was relatively free in the baking department and since it was Tuesday, and the household is filled with kids, (my sister's and my own), I thought it would be a good time to experiment with these cheese puffs, that really sounded quite idiot proof.
1 cup milk
pinch of salt
1 cup flour
100gms grated cheddar or any other strong cheese
Basically follow the same method as making choux pastry. Melt the butter, milk and salt in a pot, remove from heat, stir in the flour and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon. Place back on low heat and stir until the dough forms a ball and doesn't stick to the sides of the pot.
Let mixture cool a bit. Add eggs one by one, while beating on low speed with a handmixer. (can do it in the same pot, and save washing one extra bowl). By the 2nd egg, you might be thinking, this looks terrible as the dough breaks up into little lumps. Fear NOT, by the time you add your 4th egg, the dough becomes a cohesive, satiny silky batter...well, not a flowy one.
Add 3/4 of the cheese into the dough and mix well. Drop tablespoons of the mixture onto a baking tray. I lined mine with my silicone sheet from pantry magic. Drizzle the rest of the cheese onto the top of each puff.
Bake in hot 200C oven for about 15 minutes. Makes about 18.
Takes all of 10 minutes to make, including grating the cheese, and within half an hour, you have the perfect snack for a group of hungry kids. My son declared that it was even better than Welsh Rarebits.
Actually they kinda remind me of our cekodoks, except they're baked, and therefore, probably healthier.