Whether you are after an easy snack, an alternative for the lunch box, a warm treat, or an extra with dinner, this Cheese Puffs recipe may just be for you!
With this recipe, you can make six good-sized puffs.
You could always make smaller ones for lunchboxes as low-cost finger food.
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We find these a great treat with soup and are very particular about making a batch on a Friday or Saturday night to nibble while watching a film.
The kids go NUTS whenever we make these…..and to be honest, we do as well!
Cheddar Cheese Puffs
This cheese puff recipe uses just four ingredients, and all of them should be stocked in pretty much any kitchen.
As this is such an easy recipe too, it’s a perfect one for the kids to help out with.
Although it’s good for the kids to get involved in the kitchen (and they love it) when things are rushed in the evening, it can increase the amount of time until we get a meal on the table, and, to be honest, things get a bit stressful!
These cheesy puffs could almost make themselves as there is very little preparation, and nothing can go wrong.
You simply need an egg, 125ml of milk, 150g of self-raising flour and around 150-200g of grated cheese.
We usually use Cheddar cheese as it’s what we generally have in the fridge, but it doesn’t mean you can’t mix it up and add different hard cheeses.
Getting everything mixed together can get a bit tough, so it’s always worth letting a grown-up finish off.
We bake them on prepared baking sheets for around 20 minutes until they’ve gone a gorgeous brown colour.
Serve warm straight from the oven or allow them to drop to room temperature, and the cheese flavour deepens.
The French usually make something wholly similar known as gougères but use Gruyere cheese. However, these are slightly more fancy French cheese puffs with choux dough.
Homemade Cheese Puffs recipe
- 1 egg
- 125ml milk
- 150g self raising flour
- 150-200g grated Cheddar cheese
- Beat the egg into the milk in a good-sized bowl.
- Add in the flour and cheese then mix together well.
- Drop six spoonfuls onto a baking tray, covered in baking paper.
- Bake for 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 180C.
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