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Cheese Puffs With Halloumi and Zaatar (Lebanese)

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“Once again, was surfing the net today! And this DELICIOUS looking recipe JUMPED out at me and came my way! My friends in the Middle Eastern and North African forum asked me to post this, I certainly glad on the net I did not miss! Is NOT my original recipe, but an adapted on from Julia Child, TRUE! Has a (what I think) is an unusal twist on the cheese puffs too! Here is the original for a WONDERFUL photo and step by step instuctions to do! All I can say about this now is WHOO HOO and look forward to the first review! :)”
50 cheese puffs

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  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F Prepare two cookie sheets by lining them with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the zaatar with the grated Halloumi cheese in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Place the water, butter and salt in a saucepan and heat to boiling; when boiling, drop all the flour and stir with a wooden spoon to cook the flour, until the flour paste holds together and leaves the sides of the saucepan.
  4. Remove from the heat, and wait a couple of minutes; then plop the paste into a mixer or (my preference) a food processor. Get it going and start adding the eggs, one at a time, until mixed. Add the cheese and zaatar (previously mixed together).
  5. Plop the paste into a decorating bag or just use a small spoon and form little even-sized mounds on the parchment-paper lined cookie sheets; you should have around 50 mini-puffs. You can glaze them with a beaten egg yolk, to give them a more golden shine.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes; reduce the oven heat to 375F and bake 15 minutes or so longer until they are all puffed up and feel dry to the touch. Serve immediately, or cool, store in a tightly sealed plastic container and freeze.

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