Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins
These little puffs are wonderful as a pre-dinner nibbler, appetizer or as part of a buffet table. You can make them ahead and re-heat in 5-7 minutes. For some reason the amount of garlic does not show up in the recipe - it is 2 tsp or to taste (I add more)
- 1⁄3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄3 cup parmesan cheese, grated (use the dry variety, not fresh)
- 2 cups ricotta cheese
- 250 g cream cheese, softened
- 2 egg yolks, large
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sugar
- 1 pinch cayenne
- 1⁄2 cup chives, finely chopped, divided
- preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix 1/3 cup each of flour and parmesan; grease 3 dozen mini muffin tins and spoon flour and parmesan mixture into tins. Roll pan around to coat all sides of tins. Shake out excess.
- Beat ricotta, cream cheese, and egg yolks on low speed until smooth.
- Gradually beat in rest of ingredients, except chives. Stir in chives, reserving 1/4 cup for sprinkling when serving.
- Scoop spoonfuls of batter and push into tins with finger. Fill tins slightly above rims as the batter will puff and then settle. Sprinkle batter with additional chives.
- Bake on middle rack of oven 35-40 minutes or until golden on top. Cool before removing from muffin tins. These puffs are ideally served warm, but are also delicious at room temperature.
- They can be made ahead, removed from muffin tins, chilled up to 2 days and reheated for serving. To reheat, place on baking sheet in 250°F or 350°F oven for 5-7 minutes or until warmed through (the reheating temperature ranges to allow the cheesecakes to share an oven with other foods baking a the same time.
Very delicious. These were a huge hit with my brother and husband. I didn't have a mini muffin tin, so I used a standard muffin tin and filled them up half way and I don't think it made too much of a difference. Made for the Went to the Market - Winter 2012 -2013 tag game. Thanks Deantini for a great little nibble.