Here's an easy light appetizer that's based on savory mini cream puffs(profiteroles). Basically eggs, flour, milk and butter with cheese and seasoning added, it takes minutes to mix and only about 15 to 20 minutes to bake.Serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping. ( I think I'm going to add some finely chopped pepperoni to the dough the next time I make them for added zip)
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter (1/2 a stick)
1/2 cup flour
2 eggs at room temperature
scant 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
scant 1/4 tsp garlic powder or granulated garlic
3/4 cup Asiago or Parmesan cheese, grated
Preheat oven to 375F. In a small sauce pan , bring butter, milk, garlic and Italian seasoning to a boil. Add the flour and beat thoroughly to incorporate (batter will be dry). Take the pan off the heat and let cool for a couple of minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, thoroughly incorporating the first before adding the second. This might take a couple of minutes. Stir in the cheese.
Drop by scant teaspoons on a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet. Bake at 375F for 15 to 20 minutes until a little puffed and golden brown. Makes 24 to 30 puffs.