Cheese Puffs (Netherlands)

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Recipe: #32966

July 18, 2019

"Recipe source: 150 Dutch and Belgian Recipes cookbook"

Original recipe yields 50 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (30.9 g)
  • Calories 52.1
  • Total Fat - 3.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 75.7 mg
  • Sodium - 54.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 0.1 g
  • Protein - 3.6 g
  • Calcium - 37.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a saucepan over low heat heat the butter, water and salt until butter melts and then bring to a boil. Remove heat and add all the flour all at once (Adding the flour all at once is an important part of making this pastry).

Step 3

Return pan to low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes away from the side of the pan and forms a ball -- will take a few minutes.

Step 4

Transfer dough to a bowl and beat in the eggs, one at a time, with a mixer that is fitted with dough hooks; continue beating until dough is smooth and glossy. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

Step 5

Using two teaspoons place 25 walnut size mounds of the mixture on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart. Bake for 20 minutes or until puffed and light golden brown.

Step 6

Remove from oven and let cool. Cut the puffs open with scissors and fill with the remaining cheese using a spoon.

Step 7

Just before serving, heat them in a hot oven for a few minutes. (****These freeze well -- reheat frozen puffs in a 425 degree oven for 7-10 minutes).

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Don't know why but I had a hard time with this recipe. When it was done, the flavor was there and very good. It was the prep that I had trouble with for some reason. Thought I followed the directions but when finished they just did not puff up as much as I expected. It must have been with my technique but thought I was following directions. No matter the flavor was there and enjoyed the gouda cheese and nutmeg in the pastry.

(21 Aug 2019)