I am always looking for something to make for breakfast. We enjoy our oatmeal, scrambled eggs, pancakes… but sometimes I just want something a little different. This morning I had some eggs and gruyere cheese in the refrigerator, so I looked for a recipe that used those ingredients.
These gruyere herb puffs were so light and delicious. We are going to have them again tomorrow! I changed the recipe a little, substituting whole wheat pastry flour for all purpose flour. I imagine you could also substitute other fresh herbs for the sage, but I happened to have some fresh sage on hand. These were easy to make and we all really enjoyed them.
1/2 cup butter
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 cups shredded Gruyère cheese, divided
1 tbsp. chopped fresh sage
Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to a boil. Lower heat and beat in flour with a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and beat in eggs, one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each addition. (Mixture should pull away from the sides of the pan.) Stir in 1-1/2 cups of cheese and sage. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets and top with remaining cheese. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until light golden brown on the outside and dry on the inside.
Makes about 48 puffs.