Thursday, June 30, 2011

Spicy Cheese Puffs

This is one of those recipes, where the cheese you select determines the recipe.  I made this too spicy for my husband and will have to make other choices, next time.  I liked it and think the spices make it a lot better.

I love cheese shopping and the kosher market has expanded the types of cheeses that are going out to the consumers.  Years ago, we were very limited.  Now, there is a great variety.  Last week, I bought one of those spiced, twisted mozzarella cheese packages.  There was one type that clearly said it was spicy.  This one did not.  When, I decided to use it, in the puffs, I did not know what was going to happen.  I added some Gouda to the recipe because I love Gouda and I have been throwing into all kinds of dishes and it works well, with almost anything.  Shredding Gouda is not effective because of the softness of the cheese.

Spicy Cheese Puffs

Ingredients :


1 cup spicy mozzarella, shredded
1/2 cup Gouda, shredded or chopped
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
1 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten

Method:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Spray with cooking oil (olive) six muffin inserts or 12 minis.
In medium sized bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and spices.
Add milk and eggs.
Add cheese.
Stir batter and pour into prepared muffin tins.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
Raise oven temperature to 400 degrees F. and bake for another 5 minutes until top is golden brown.

Next time, I would add 1/3 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped or red onions, chopped or your choice of vegetable, chopped.



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7 comments:

  1. Ooh, I like these cups better than free-form puffs. Great post!

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  2. Looks perfect to me. What a great melding of cheese and spices. Yum. Come over and visit us today. We have a wonderful chilled soup recipe and a give away from The Fairy Hobmother.

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  3. Oh, my husband will LOVE these! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. yum yum...I LOVE CHEESE and "PUFF"!! Thanks so much for linking up there fun puffs!

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  5. These really sound delicious. I always find something delicious when I visit here. You have created a lovely spot for your readers and I always enjoy the time I spend here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  6. They look good! My husband doesn't like it too spicy either. I would like the gouda in there yum!

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  7. Yum! These sound delicious, and I love the idea of adding a little sun dried tomato to them!

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