Nana’s Cheese Puffs

 

 

Yield: Makes 12

Method

 

My Nana Havill’s speciality. At any gathering there were always cheese puffs on offer.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (125g/4.4oz) plain flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups (200g/7.05oz) grated tasty cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup (125ml/4.22 fluid oz) milk

Method

Preheat oven to 200 C (392 F)
Gently mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
Drop large spoonfuls into greased patty tins or on a cold baking tray.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until puffed and golden.

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27 thoughts on “Nana’s Cheese Puffs

  1. I made these for the first time last weekend, they were a great success with my family. Not a left over in sight. If there had been some left over would they last for a day or two, or should they be frozen?

  2. Hi Helen – I remember your Nana Havill when she visited Jim and Carol in ChCh. I lived nearby and loved helping with those gorgeous wee kids.
    Regards Carole Sutherland Timaru

  3. Do you use plain or self rising flour and is the oven temp 392 degrees (U.S) thank you. These look delicious

    • Not my recipe but, as it calls for baking powder, I’m certain it will be plain flour. If you want to use a cup of self raising instead of plain only use about 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder instead of the 3 in the recipe.
      Also 390⁰F sounds about right.

  4. I’ve been making these for years and often add all sorts of extras. Pesto, chopped up capsicum, different herbs, bits of bacon or ham. A wee chunk of pesto pushed into the top. Not all at the same time, necessarily. Just whatever is in the fridge at the time :)

  5. I’ve been making these for years and often add all sorts of extras. Pesto, chopped up capsicum, different herbs, bits of bacon or ham. A wee chunk of pesto pushed into the top. Not all at the same time, necessarily. Just whatever is in the fridge at the time :)

  6. This is the 2nd time I’ve made these. OMG! They are so tasty and very moreish, I also used a Muffin tin which gives me 6 larger Puffs. Brilliant for a quick breakfast or with a lovely afternoon cuppa.

  7. I’ve been making cheese puffs every Christmas from a old family recipe. When I saw Nana’s cheese Puffs I had to try it. Omg these are so delicious. I did add one ingredient that’s not on the recipe and that was paprika With these you can add any tasty ingredient like onion powder and or garlic. I’ll be using this recipe from now on. If only I can stop eating them while I bake. Thanks for posting this recipe Nana.!! Merry Christmas

  8. I’ve made these twice in the last week – we had them for lunch with the three ingredient tomato soup. The second time we had a guest who also enjoyed them along with some toasted ciabatta and aforementioned soup. They worked out great.

  9. We’ve just made these and they’re amazing! We were making your moroccan chicken pies and saw this recipe in the side bar. I have a feeling we’ll be making these often, we already have a list of different herbs and spices we want to try adding, and marmite.

  10. I used to make these years ago, have no idea where I got the recipe from or what I’ve done with it since but you can guarantee they’ll be back on my baking list again.
    Thank you.

  11. I flavour mine with a pinch of garlic and herb salt and a pinch of cajun, and chopped up chives and lemon thyme if available. EMY

  12. Hi Helen
    Where can I find your ‘Cheese Puff’ recipe from this mornings Home & Garden show (Sat 23rd Sept)? I’ve looked everywhere but to no avail…..is it the recipe on your Foodlovers page?

    • HI Andrea, they are called Brazilian cheese puffs. I have started to add finely chopped red onion which is a lovely addition.
      let me know if you can’t find the recipe but if you search Brazilian Cheese Puffs then you will find them.