Cheese Puffs with Ham Salad

More than a Ham Sandwich
Cheese Puffs with Ham Salad
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Ingredients

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For the Cheese Puffs:
1 cup All-purpose flour
½ tsp Kosher Salt
½ tsp Mustard powder
½ tsp Cayenne pepper
1 cup Water
½ cup Butter unsalted
4 Large eggs at room temperature
6 ounces Gruyère cheese grated (about 1½ cups)
For the Ham Salad:
8 ounces Ham smoked fully cooked , finely chopped
4 ounces Cream Cheese at room temperature
2 Scallions finely chopped
2 tbsp Parsley fresh flat-leaf , finely chopped
1 tbsp Creole Mustard
¼ tsp Cayenne pepper
¼ tsp Black pepper

Nutritional information

280
calories
15,5g
fat
13,5g
carbohydrates
21,5g
protein
138mg
cholesterol
1222mg
sodium
Ingredients
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  • For the Ham Salad:

Directions

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These Cheese Puffs with Ham Salad are sandwich-like rolls and a great lunch or tea-time option to serve your guests.

I have included the recipe for making fresh, homemade cheese puff rolls using mustard, cayenne pepper and Gruyere cheese in the filling, making these more of a dish for a palette which doesn’t mind a bit of a kick.

Fill your tea-time sandwiches with a fresh and light ham and cream cheese salad that everyone loves and enjoys! 

To make Cheese Puffs with Ham Salad, you will need the following ingredients:

Cheese Puffs with Ham Salad Recipe-How To Make Cheese Puffs with Ham Salad-Delicious Cheese Puffs with Ham Salad

So, how to make Cheese Puffs with Ham Salad?

Steps

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Preheat oven

Preheat oven to 450 °F.

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Combine dry ingredients

In a small bowl, whisk the flour, salt, dry mustard and cayenne pepper until combined.

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Boil water and butter

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water and butter to a boil, stirring, until butter is melted. Remove from heat.

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Add dry ingredients

Add dry ingredients and stir vigorously until well combined, smooth and thick.

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Rest

Transfer to a large bowl to sit for 3 minutes.

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Beat dough

Using an electric mixer on low speed, beat dough for about 1 minutes until no longer steaming and just warm enough to touch.

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Add eggs

Add eggs on a medium-high speed, 1 at a time, until dough is smooth and creamy.

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Add cheese

Add cheese and beat again until combined.

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Portion puffs

Line a baking sheet with baking parchment paper and portion 1 tablespoon of dough per puff onto the baking sheet, about 1-inch apart.

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Bake

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 °F and bake for a further 15-20 minutes until puffed, deep golden brown and dry to touch. Also to cool for 3 minutes before slicing open with a serrated knife.

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Prepare ham salad

In a medium, mixing bowl, whisk the cream cheese, scallions, parsley, Creole mustard, cayenne pepper, and black pepper together. Fold in 8 ounces of ham.

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Fill puffs

Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the prepared ham salad into each cheese puff, and close.

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Serve

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Try these Cheese Puffs with Ham Salad treats and let us know if you agree that these are more than just a ham sandwich. Complete your dish from scratch and share your creations with us. Tag #cookmerecipes online because we love hearing from you!

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