Italian Puffs with Sweet Red Pepper Spread

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    This appetizer can be made ahead and frozen until ready to serve.


    Italian Puffs

  1. 1/4 c clear Italian salad dressing
  2. 3 T butter, cut up
  3. 1/4 t onion salt
  4. 1/4 t dry mustard
  5. 1/2 water
  6. 3/4 c flour
  7. 3 eggs
  8. 1/4 c finely chopped salami
  9. Sweet Red Pepper Spread

  10. 7 oz jar roasted red peppers, drained
  11. 2 anchony fillets (optional)
  12. 4 pitted ripe olives or Greek olives
  13. 1 T balsamic vinegar
  14. 1 T butter
  15. 1 t parsley, snipped


    Italian Puffs

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine salad dressing, butter, onion salt, dry mustard, and 1/2 c water. Bring to boiling.
  3. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Cook and stir till mixture forms a smooth ball of dough that doesn't separate. Remove from heat. Cool 10 minutes.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating with an electric hand mixer after each addition till smooth.
  5. Stir in salami.
  6. Drop batter by heaping Tablespoons, 3 inches apart, onto a larged greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 400°F for 30 minutes or till puffed and golden brown. Make a slit in side of each puff to vent steam.
  8. Servewarm, with Sweet Red Pepper Spread
  9. Sweet Red Pepper Spread

  10. In a food processor bowl or blender container, combine peppers, anchovies, and olives. Process till very finely chopped.
  11. Add balsamic vinegar, process till smooth.
  12. Pour into a medium saucepan; add butter. Heat and stir till butter is melted.
  13. Stir in parsley.
  14. Serve with Italian Puffs
  15. Make Ahead

  16. Prepare Italian Puffs, cool on wire rack. Place puffs in a freezer bag and seal. Chill overnight or label and freeze for up to 1 month.
  17. Refrigerate Sweet Red Pepper Spread.
  18. Reheat Sweet Red Pepper Spread in a saucepan.
  19. Place chilled puffs on a baking sheet. Heat, uncovered, at 425°F for 5 minutes. Or, let frozen puffs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Place on baking sheet. Heat, uncovered, at 425°F for 10 minutes.

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Serves: 12
Course: Appetizer
Ethnicity/Origin: Italian
Key Ingredient: Salami,Bell Peppers
Difficulty: 2 - Medium
Make Ahead: Yes
Prep Method: Oven Bake,Electric Mixer
Themes/Holidays: Tea Party

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