Cheese Puffs

"These are delicious as a light lunch served with cold meat and salad or just as a savoury snack for guests."
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Ready In:
12 puffs




  • Sift dry ingredients and mix in cheese
  • Break egg into cup and top with milk to 250ml and beat slightly
  • Add egg to dry ingredients and mix well. If dough is too dry, add a little water. Dough must be soft but still firm.
  • Grease a muffin tray and bake at 180C for 15 – 20 minutes until golden

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  1. They were a little dry and chewy for my taste. Next time I will add a few tablespoons of oil or melted butter and mix just until moistened. For mile-high cooking, reduce baking powder to a tablespoon.
  2. My son came home from primary school and told me all about the cheese puffs. I spent years making up batches of choux puffs and scones. I never thought it would be so easy. He's delighted and I've passed this recipe on to my future daughter-in-law!
  3. My family liked them and they were easy to make. I think that they would be good with breakfast. Thank you for sharing your recipe!


I was born and raised in South Africa but now live in Delaware USA. Since I can remember I have been cooking! My first real cooking experience was when I was 7. I came home from school one afternoon and felt like French toast. My elder brother was home with his friends and did not want to make it for me, so I got a pan out, put it on the stove, turned the stove on to high. After that I could not remember what to do, but I knew that French toast involved bread so I put the bread in the hot pan without grease and poured milk over it! Oy vey... My brother's friend asked me what I was trying to make and I told him. He laughed and told me I was making it wrong but he also taught me how to make French toast the right way. I came home every day after that and made French toast. I felt so confident with the little bit of knowledge I had acquired that I soon started experimenting with other things. Nothing was going to stop me! The first full meal I ever made for my family was boiled rice and oven roasted chicken pieces with a steamed vegetable medley. I was 8 years old and my mom was in hospital. My dad was struggling to hold down an intensely busy job, keep the family going and be with my mom, so I thought I would help him. I don't think he believed that I had done it on my own. I remember telling him that I read in a cookery book how to make a roast chicken but I did not know what "a" rosemary was so I just put the chicken in the dish without it. Decades later with a myriad tried and tested recipes behind me - flops and failures included - I know my way around any food item and kitchen utensil, much to my family's delight!
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