Nana’s Cheese Puffs



Yield: Makes 12



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


  • 1 cup (125g/4.4oz) 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


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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17 thoughts on “Nana’s Cheese Puffs

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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… 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.