In a heavy saucepan bring the water, butter and salt to a boil. Add the 1 cup of flour all at once and stir with a spoon until the mixture pulls away from the sides of the pan and forms a ball. Remove the pan from heat, and beat until the mixture cools sl
Mix the chopped herbs with 1 tablespoon of flour, and add them to the batter. Beat in the grated cheese and black pepper.
Drop the batter by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the baking sheets, leaving 1 1/2 to 2 inches between each, or place it in a pastry bag or cookie press and pipe it through a large star tip. Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line a couple of baking sheets with par
Remove the puffs from the oven, and transfer them to a rack to cool slightly; serve warm. If the puffs don't seem crisp enough, put them back in the oven for 5 minutes, then turn the oven off, leaving the puffs inside till you're ready to serve them.