Butter - Egg Puffs – A delicious baked snack !!!
Makes: 10 – 12 puffs
Please use same measuring cup to measure butter, water and flour.
½ cup unsalted butter (Indian standard measuring cup of 100 ml/ 4 oz capacity)
1 cup water
1 cup all purpose flour (maida)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon red chilli powder
½ teaspoon pepper powder
1 tablespoon chopped onions (optional)
1 teaspoon chopped coriander or mint leaves or a mix of both (optional)
In a medium sized saucepan, add the water and butter. Bring to a boil over low heat.
When the butter almost melts, reduce the heat to high and boil for 1 minute.
Remove from the heat and add the flour all at once. Stir quickly. The mixture will form a dough ball that will leaves from the sides of the pan. It’s very soft in texture.
Return to heat and cook on a low heat for another 2 minutes. Stir well.
Add the eggs one at a time, stirring after each addition until the eggs are well combined into the dough. Do this procedure by hand with a wooden spoon. Now it’s creamy in texture.
Stir in salt to taste, red chilli powder, pepper, chopped onion and coriander leaves (optional).
Preheat oven to 425°F or 220 * C. Spoon out small balls (about a heaping tablespoon) of the dough onto a greased baking sheet / pan. Leave 1 inch gap between each puffs. Place in oven and cook for 20 – 25 minutes until puffed up and lightly golden. Serve hot.