Friday, January 8, 2010

cheese puffs for a cold day

It's cold, the schools are closed and the media are concocting a crisis. It's time to make gala snacks and sit by the fire scanning the Internet for signs of sudden movement. These cheese puffs are tasty, easy and require few ingredients. The recipe is a variant of Nigella Lawson's Cheesy Yorkshire Puddings and it makes 12 large puffs.

You need:
4 oz / 1 cup flour, 2 eggs, half a pint or 1 and 1/4 cups of milk and water mixed, 4 oz grated cheese (I used cheddar and parmesan, but other cheeses are fine too), some olive or sunflower oil

To make:
1. Heat the oven, with an oiled muffin-tin in it, to 240C/425F
2. Whizz all the ingredients except the cheese well in a blender. Add the cheese and give it another minor mix.
3. Pour into the very hot muffin tin, each compartment about half full, and return to the oven for 15 min until puffy and golden. Serve exquisitely, with red wine.


  1. i would eat them exquisitely too !

  2. I'm coming over... put the coffee on!!

  3. Excellent. I don't have any Campari at the moment, but I have red wine. I'm off to a flying start! Thanks, Mise ~ these indeed look tasty and easy.

  4. That is a simple recipe - even I could even make it. And I *do* love a nice Yorkshire pudding, though I've never had a cheesy one.

    Tucking this one in ol' memory bank...

  5. Mise,

    I am soooo going to make this! My husband
    will think I am amazing and my teenage daughter
    will roll her eyes, but eat them none the less.

    Or maybe I will make them now and eat them
    all before anyone comes home. Sounds like
    a better plan!

    Thank you for this great recipe for a cold day....
    and thank you for stopping by my blog :)


  6. These look so yummy and simple enough for me to give it a try, thankyou so much for sharing!

  7. Oh my goodness, they look wonderful.
    I'm just eating a cheese sandwich but it doesn't quite match up to your delciously light-looking, melt in the mouth, licking the lips, cheese puffs, Mise. XXXX

  8. Ooh, yum - I would love these, The Girl would try them, The Boy and The Doctor would say 'yuck!' 'cos they don't like cheese, and I would end up eating them all - and drinking all the wine. SO I shall make them tonight :-) Thanks for the recipe! x

  9. yum. do you have a low-fat recipe?? :) Have a great weekend!

  10. They look delicious and easy to make! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. They look deliciously cheesy and simple.

  12. wow there seems to be food everywhere lately. im inspired !

  13. This I have to try, never made cheese puffs before. Thanks fo the recipe and I hope your 2010 has started beautifully!

  14. Oh! Cheesy Yorkshire Puddings? I never knew there could be anything that sounded so good, my mouth would actually start watering. I thought it was just a phrase!

  15. oh my goodness, why did I just come to your site? You are going to successfully derail my diet!

    JK..this looks so worth it!


  16. I'm considering baking these right now in the middle of the night. I don't care if I wake up the family. p.s. Love your blog! xo sharon

  17. oh if it wasn't 42 degrees I would cook them now - instead all i can do is sit here in my undies and think about it!

  18. yumpots as my dear Iris is wont to saying.

    now, Mise, i am a devout follower, yes, you know that. but i don't seem to get any updates in my doodah. which causes me a great deal of vexation. perhaps before you totally disband the giveaway entrants team, you could get one of them to look under the bonnet? thanks ever so.

  19. Nath, my life isn't worth living if my posts don't update in your doodah. Following behaves oddly like that for me too with a few blogs - I think you sometimes just have to give it time and a week or so after you subscribe to somewhere the backlog appears in your reader. If that doesn't work I'll go into a slow decline.

  20. you and me both.

    but then before we both declare life no longer worth the effort - joy! i did just get word of a giveaway on this very blog, so perhaps the doodah is now working perfectly?

  21. These look really yummy...I think I have my dinner planned out for tonight...this with some soup! Thank you!


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