Italian Pepperoni Cheese Puffs

Italian Pepperoni Cheese Puffs

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  • 1-¼ cups water

  • ⅓ cup shortening

  • 1-½ cups all purpose flour

  • 4 eggs

  • ¾ cup finely chopped pepperoni

  • ¾ cup shredded parmesan

  • 2 Tbsp snipped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • ⅛ tsp garlic powder

  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 450F. 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, beting well with a wooden spoon after each addition. Stir in pepperoni, cheese, parsley, garlic powder, and black pepper. 3. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls 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 a wire rack. Repeat as needed, for remaining fough. Serve warm. If desired, with pizza sauce. Makes about 40 puffs.


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