Italian Pepperoni-Cheese Puffs

Italian Pepperoni-Cheese Puffs

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  • 1-¼

    cups water

  • cup shortening

  • 1-½

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 4


  • ¾

    cup finely chopped pepperoni (3 oz.)

  • ¾

    cup finely shredded Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese (3 oz.)

  • 2

    tablespoons snipped fresh parsley

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon pepper


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. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition. Stir in pepperoni, cheese, parsley, garlic powder, and pepper. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm. Makes 48 puffs.


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