This is a delicious idea from Karin Perry, good for “eaty firsties” with drinks or as an hors d’oeuvre They are excellent piping hot.
Cut the butter into cubes and put it with the water into a heavy pan. Heat gently until the butter melts, then bring to a rapid boil. Quickly tip in the flour. Remove the pan from the heat and beat the mixture violently with a wooden spoon. As soon as the dough is smooth and starts to leave the sides of the pan, add the salt. Set the saucepan in a sink of cold water to cool for 10 minutes.
Gradually stir in the beaten eggs to make a smooth dough. Add the crab meat and cayenne pepper, and mix thoroughly into the dough.
Have a greased baking sheet at the ready. Drop heaped tablespoonfuls of the dough in evenly spread rows.
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