Contributed by: NAPSA
Spice Things Up With Buttery Basil Parmesan Puffs (NAPSA) - The increasing availability of fresh herbs is changing the way Americans cook. Simply adding a small amount of herbs creates a tempting fragrance and delicious flavor that turns ordinary dishes into extraordinary ones.
Traunfeld has partnered with Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), on behalf of the American Butter Institute to develop a delicious, herb-inspired recipe using fresh basil and simple ingredients like butter and cheese. "This recipe is just the thing for fun, spur of the moment cooking," says Traunfeld. "Basil plays beautifully off the richness of butter, and creates an irresistible aroma that will tempt any palate."
With such a distinct and appealing texture, these Buttery Basil Parmesan Puffs are a great addition to any meal.
Following are some ideas to keep in mind when preparing this recipe:
Finely chop basil leaves and set aside. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bring water, butter and salt to a rolling boil in a medium-sized saucepan. When butter has melted, add flour, all at once, and whisk vigorously over medium heat until mixture forms a smooth thick dough that pulls away from sides of the pan. Transfer dough to the mixing bowl of a heavy-duty electric mixer.
Using the paddle attachment, beat mixture on medium until slightly cool. Add basil and mix until incorporated and dough is bright green. Add eggs, one at a time, to mixture and beat until smooth. Continue to mix for one minute. Add cheese and process until incorporated.
Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Drop dough in tablespoon sized balls on cookie sheets, allowing about 1 inch of space between each. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp. Serve while still warm. (Dough may be piped onto cookie sheet using a piping bag and plain tip, #8 or #9.)
Prep time: 20 minutes - Bake time: 30 minutes
Serving Size: Makes: 24
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