(Savory cheeseappetizer, a kissin cousin ofgougères and cheese puffs.)
Boil ½cup water with 3 ½ tablespoons butter.
Whenbutter has melted, add ½ cup flour all at once.
Cook, stirring a few minutes, remove from the heat, and beat in 2 eggs, one at atime.
Fold in ½ cup each freshly grated Gruyere and Parmesan-Reggiano cheeses, andadd salt and cayenne pepper. Dropinto buttered and flowered molds for tiny Madeleines.
Bake about 15 minutes at 375° F.
Yield:About 3 dozen tiny Madeleines.
[Inspiredby Jean-Louis Dumont, chef de cuisine (Hotel Carlyle, NYC) and served occasionally at Bemelmans Bar (Hotel Carlyle, NYC).]
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