Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins
Recipe from a relative. Prep time does not include the time needed for the dough to chill.
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup flour
- 1 large egg
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- pepper, to taste
- 1 cup swiss cheese, grated
- paprika, to taste
- Cream butter and cream cheese together.
- Use your hands to work in the flour.
- Chill dough for about 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, beat egg, milk, salt, and pepper together and put to the side.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Divide dough into small balls and press into miniature tins.
- Divide the Swiss cheese into the unbaked shells.
- Drizzle egg mixture over the cheese.
- Sprinkle with paprika.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes.
Technically, this is our dinner tonight but I had to taste test it first, right? I added finely minced carrot and broccoli and threw in a few cherry tomatoes cut up into small pieces. I substituted grana padano Parmesan and white pepper for black. Easy to make and it was made easier by utilizing a tortilla press to form the dough. Thanks for posting. There are many avenues with this recipe. Reviewed for Veg Tag August.
WOW, what a wonderful, wonderful recipe!!!! I loved these tiny little things and so did everyone else. They are indeed the perfect finger food or appy for parties! Very easy to make and quick, too. I made half the recipe using only 1 tbs butter and compensating with 1 big tbs cream cheese and 1 small egg. I had a little too much filling left over, which I just baked as a soufflee. The filling rose beautifully and the crust was crunchy and flaky. A perfect contrast to the soft, cheesy centre. The taste was lovely, very mild with just a hint of paprika. I could totally imagine these with lots of different variations just like you said in your intro. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this wonderful recipe with us, starry. I have wanted to make it for years, but never had the right size pan until now. I simply bought it and will surely use it often from now on making this lovely treat. :) Made and reviewed for Undercover-an event in the Photo Forum and Veggie Swap #23 June 2010.
Delicious and easy too! DH and I each sampled one, then froze the rest. Made as posted. I lined mine with paper and had trouble getting the paper off so my photo is not neat looking, maybe I baked them too long? Love the history behind your recipe, Starrynews. Made for Everyday is a Holiday.