Put the liquid and butter in a saucepan, heat gently until the butter has melted, and then bring to a strong boil. Remove from the heat, and tip in the flour and salt. Beat vigorously until the mixture becomes a stiff paste and leaves the sides of the pan. Cool for 5–10 minutes, and then beat in the eggs, one at a time, stirring in vigorously until the dough becomes smooth and glossy. Stir in the cheese. Drop teaspoonfuls of the mixture on to a greased baking sheet, and bake for 10–12 minutes in the top half of a preheated oven at 200 °C / 400 °F / Mark 6. Switch off the heat, open the oven door slightly, and leave the profiteroles in the oven for another 3–5 minutes. Remove and serve while hot.
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