Beef and beer puffs

    45 min

    A choux-type pastry is made with beer, butter, flour, salt and eggs. The pastry is baked into small round puffs and filled with a salt beef brisket, onion, mustard, mayonnaise and horseradish mixture. These are ideal for parties.

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    Makes: 48 puffs

    • 285g deli-sliced salt beef brisket, finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
    • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
    • 1/4 teaspoon horseradish
    • 250ml beer
    • 115g butter
    • 125g flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 4 eggs

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Mix together the salt beef brisket, onion, mustard, mayonnaise and horseradish. Cover and refrigerate.
    2. Preheat an oven to 230 C / Gas 8.
    3. In a large pan, bring beer and butter to a rolling boil. Stir in flour and salt until the mixture forms a ball. Transfer the dough to a large mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon or stand mixer, beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a lightly greased baking tray.
    4. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce temperature to 180 C / Gas 4 and bake an additional 10 minutes until golden brown, the centres should be dry.
    5. When the shells are cool, split the puffs and fill with the salt beef brisket mixture. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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    These are fantastic!! Since there were no reviews I made them exactly as written. The puffs are light and airy and the filling is delicious. The dijon and hint of horseradish makes the cool filling refreshing. I will definitely make these again! Thanks for a great and easy recipe.  -  08 Feb 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    how does one sustitute beer, great recipe except for beer, a no no in our diet as a muslim  -  06 Mar 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    You have to try these! So easy and yet look like you have spent a lot of time preparing them. I agree, they need more mayo, I used 4T but I like mayo. I think the puffs would also work with ham, shrimp, egg salad, chicken salad or tuna nicely. I put about 1 heaping T in each puff.  -  26 Mar 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)