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
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
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.
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.
Frugal Follies Thursday