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Quick And Easy Cheese Puffs

As I pick my daughter up from kindergarten, pretty much the first thing she says as we walk back to the car is “I’m hungry”. It doesn’t matter how much food we have packed in the bag for the day, she always says the same thing.  I don’t think it’s really about hunger at all, it’s more of a habit she has got into and she thinks she has to eat.   Quick and easy cheese puffs


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Like most moms, I don’t want my daughter to be eating lots of processed foods, but when it comes to quick and easy, this can often be the way to go.  None of us are perfect and whilst I would like to think that I will only give my kids the most healthy foods available, I know that I have to toss up the reality of what she will actually eat and what I have the time to make for her.

So now that I have admitted that I am not the perfect parent, and can only do my best, these cheese puffs are a pretty good compromise.

They also make the perfect snack for kids that love to cook.  Not only does it give my daughter an activity to undertake when she arrives home, but she also has the pleasure of eating one of her own creations.

I know what your thinking, ‘my kids can’t wait that long for food’.  Well these cheese puffs are so incredibly quick and easy to make, it definitely makes them a win win choice!

Cheese Puff Sticks

I’ll reiterate here that these are SUPER easy to make.  When my daughter first made them she was only 2 and she had a whole heap of fun.  She is such a perfectionist that the milk/egg had to be brushed perfectly into every corner with every last scrap of shredded cheese making it onto the pastry sheet.  She is far more dedicated in the kitchen than I am!

So after having fun making them, she was super keen to eat them (which is always a bonus when trying to feed fussy toddlers).  They are pretty amazing straight from the oven, but also just as yummy when cold (provided that they last that long!).  This is when her addiction for cheese puffs started and hence why I find them to be an easy ‘go to’ food straight after kindergarten.Plate of Cheese Puffs

Whip Up The Cheese Puffs In No Time At All

I hope that I am being clear that these cheese puff’s are the easiest snack to make.  But if you still don’t believe me, let me demonstrate.

They consist of two sheets of puff pastry, 50g cheddar cheese, 1 egg and a dash of milk.  It’s a 4 ingredient snack!

To make simply place one sheet of puff pasty onto a chopping board and cover with some combined milk and egg. Next sprinkle the cheese over the entire layer of pastry and cover with your second sheet.

Brush some more of the combined milk and egg onto the top of the pastry sheet and cut into fingers.  I did say it was easy!!

Cheese Puffs preparation

Gently twist the pastry fingers and lay them onto a baking tray.  Cook in a preheated oven at 180c for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Uncooked Cheese Puffs

It’s as simple as that.  This is a snack that the kids will love.  It is quick, easy and delicious!

Cheese Puff Ends

If you would like the recipe for a quick reminder, then you can print it off below.

Quick And Easy Cheese Puff’s

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Quick And Easy Cheese Puff’s

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets of Puff Pastry
  • 50g Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • Dash of Milk

Instructions

1: Beat the egg and milk together.

2: Shred the cheese and leave to the side.

3: Place one sheet of puff pasty onto a chopping board and cover with some combined milk and egg.

4: Sprinkle the cheese over the entire layer of pastry and cover with your second sheet.

5: Brush some more of the combined milk and egg onto the top of the pastry sheet and cut into fingers.

6: Place in a pre-heated oven at 180c for 15minutes

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The great thing about this recipe is you could literally adapt it to pretty much anything you like.  The cheese could be substituted for something sweet if you preferred.  I also made some banana puffs with a sprinkle of brown sugar. They were totally delicious too.

Use your imagination and see what delicious flavor you can come up with!

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Cheese Puffs FBSo there you have it.  Cheese puffs that can be whipped up in minutes; are ‘relatively healthy’ and is a great snack for after the kindergarten or school pick up.  Trust me, when you start making these, you are going to go back to them time and time again.

The thing I love about these too is that you can really be creative with the types of flavors you make. What variations are you going to try?

Catherine

 

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23 Responses to Quick And Easy Cheese Puffs

  1. Karen July 31, 2014 at 10:31 pm #

    These look great. I think my children would love to help make them, and I know they would love to eat them! Don’t they all just love cheese???
    Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

    • Catherine Holt July 31, 2014 at 10:38 pm #

      Absolutely Karen….don’t we all love cheese….he he. They are totally delicious when straight out the oven too!

  2. Amy | Canary Street Crafts August 1, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

    These are great!! The banana brown sugar ones sound yummy too. I bet they would also be good with mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce to dip! Definitely making these, thanks for sharing!!

    • Catherine Holt August 2, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

      Oh, mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce sounds awesome! The great thing about this idea is that they can really be used for so many different flavours. It’s just a case of experimenting 🙂 Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Adrian August 5, 2014 at 11:03 pm #

    My daughter would love these made with cinnamon and sugar…I probably would too!

    Hopped over from Tasty Tuesdays. I co-host at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party and would very much like for you to join us and link up your awesome recipes, crafts, DIYs IF you have the spare time!

    http://www.lifewithgarnish.com/teach-tuesday-linky-party-15/

    • Catherine Holt August 6, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

      Oh, cinnamon and sugar….great idea Adrian 🙂 I will certainly pop over to your party…thanks for the invite 😉

  4. Elizabeth August 6, 2014 at 9:10 am #

    You had me at quick and easy! I must admit that I don’t buy puff pastry very often, but I seem to keep coming across great recipes! I better buy some!! Thanks

    • Catherine Holt August 6, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

      Ha ha…love it Elizabeth. I don’t normally buy puff pastry, but I had a real urge…..and glad I did as they were yummy 🙂 Tempt yourself next time you are in the supermarket!

  5. Cheryl August 7, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    Yum Yum! I found you on Tasty Tuesdays and would be thrilled if you would come join my recipe link party The Yuck Stops Here as well. Come anytime before Sunday evening at 8pm ET at my blog Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos. I hope to see you there! HUGS

    • Catherine Holt August 7, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

      Thanks Cheryl. Sounds great….I would love to join your party 😉

  6. April @ illistyle August 10, 2014 at 7:50 am #

    If these taste as good as they look then they must be amazing! Thanks for linking up with The Caffeinated Crafters this week!

    • Catherine Holt August 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm #

      Thanks April. Yep…they sure do…give them a try and I think you will love them 🙂

  7. Dina August 11, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

    these look yummy and easy! Pinned to the Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesday board. Thanks for linking up.

    • Catherine Holt August 12, 2014 at 7:15 pm #

      Thanks Dina. Yep…totally yummy…he he. The kids will love them….that’s if they get to eat any…lol

  8. Adrian August 12, 2014 at 10:27 am #

    Thanks again for taking the time to link up with us at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party!

  9. Simple Hacks Living January 8, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    Quick and easy! Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays!

    • Catherine Holt January 8, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

      Thanks. They definitely are a great easy snack 🙂

  10. Abby May 26, 2015 at 11:57 pm #

    These look so good! I’m always on the lookout for easy snacks that require few ingredients. I pinned to make later!

    • Catherine Holt May 27, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

      Oh easy snacks are certainly the best aren’t they Abby. No fuss and yummy…they are always a winner! Thanks for stopping by and pinning 🙂

  11. Creatively Homespun June 2, 2015 at 11:06 pm #

    My son would LOOOVE these!! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays via Creatively Homespun! I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board! I hope to see you again this week! xo!

    • Catherine Holt June 3, 2015 at 9:26 am #

      I think they would be a kid favourite, I know my daughter absolutely loves them 🙂

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