Who doesn’t like a warm roll!? Throw in a little cheese and you have the makings of greatness!...and then add that it’s Chef Ludo Lefebvre’s (as in Chef of the famed LA restaurant LudoBites) recipe! Saw this on Daily Candy today and had to share the recipe with you guys (thank me later).
Chef Ludo Lefebvre’s French-Style Cheese Puffs:
Makes three dozen
1 cup plus 1 tbsp. water
7 tbsp. butter
1¼ cup flour
4 large eggs
1¾ cup grated Gruyere
Pinch of salt
1. Preheat oven to 375°.
2. Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper.
3. Pour water into a large saucepan; add butter and salt. Turn up the heat. Once the butter has melted, turn down the heat and add the flour all at once, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Remove from the heat when the flour is amalgamated and the paste is smooth (about 5 minutes).
4. Continue to stir 3-5 minutes or until the paste is just warm (this process dries the dough). Do not overheat.
5. Put the dough ball in your KitchenAid mixer (if you’re lucky) or just roll up your sleeves to mix by hand. Add eggs one at the time, mixing on low until well incorporated before adding the next. After the last egg has been mixed in, add the cheese, and mix for about 30 seconds (the cheese will melt slightly).
6. Transfer the dough to a pastry bag and squeeze out small, round mounds onto the baking tray. (No pastry bag? A spoon will do.)
7. Bake 20-25 minutes (depending on their size) until they rise and are golden brown.
8. To impress your friends, serve them warm right out of the oven.
Want to know more about the Chef? Check out his site here at