Italian Pepperoni-Cheese PuffsFeb 21st, 2011 | By Sharee Anne | Category: Lead Article, Recipes
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (3oz) finely chopped pepperoni (I only had half the amount on hand and thought it still turned out great)
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (I used an Italian blend of cheeses)
2 Tbsp. parsley
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
Pizza sauce for dipping (optional)
1. Preheat over to 450 F. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets; set aside. In a large saucepan combine water and shortening. Bring to boiling. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Cool for 10 minutes.
2. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition. Stir in pepperoni, cheese, parsley, garlic powder, and black pepper.
3. Drop rounded teaspoons of dough 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Position the 2 baking sheets on separate oven racks. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until firm and golden brown, switching oven racks halfway through baking. Transfer to wire rack. Repeat, as needed, for remaining dough. Serve warm. If desired, serve with pizza sauce. Makes about 40 puffs. Enjoy!
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