RECIPE

Fancy French Cheese Puff Fake-Out

These are popovers, really, and can be served as a fancy alternative to rolls. 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs

Preparation

Pre-heat oven to 450ºF. Prepare a mini muffin pan or poover tin by spraying each cup with nonstick cooking spray and dropping a small dollop of melted butter into each one.


In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the flour, thyme, salt, pepper and cheese. In a blender, process the milk and eggs until combined. Add the dry ingredients to the blender and process until the batter is smooth, about 2 minutes.


Divide the batter evenly between the cups, filling them up about halfway. Bake the cups until puffed and deep golden brown, about 20 minutes. Cool the popovers briefly in the pan then remove them while still rather hot. Serve warm.

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