Favorite Recipes January 27, 2019

Chorizo and Manchego Cheese Puffs

Chorizo and Manchego Cheese Puffs

What You’ll Need:

  • medium sauce pan, wooden spoon, rubber spatula, mini muffin tin (preferable), oven
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temp, cut into small pieces
  • 1 c water
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 and 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 5 large eggs, room temp (crack in bowl prior to beginning preparation and let sit)
  • 1 c Manchego cheese
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 10 oz uncooked Chorizo, casing removed & finely chopped
  • crème fraîche or sour cream (I prefer the crème fraîche)
  • chives, finely cut

What to do:

  • Pre-heat oven to 45o F.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine butter, water and salt.  Bring to a boil stirring often, just until there are small bubbles on the edges.
  • Immediately pour in the flour all at once and stir it quickly with a wooden spoon until mixture is smooth.
  • Put the mixture back on the stove at low heat and continue stirring until there are no lumps and there is a slight “toasting” smell.
  • Remove pan from heat and add eggs, ONE AT A TIME, working the dough as little as possible.
  • Add cheese, red pepper and chorizo with a rubber spatula.
  • Spoon small rounds of the dough mixture into the bottom of the muffin tins.  Be sure to wipe away excess drips on the pan and edges of the muffin holders.
  • Bake until pastry is puffed and golden, about 15-20 min.  Cool on wire cooling racks.  Makes about 45-50 puffs.
  • Provide crème fraîche or sour cream and chives to garnish with each bite.

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