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Cheese Balls

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A choux pastry stuffed with cheese mix & served.

This recipe is from the book Cakes and Bakes.

Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Cheese Balls

Main Ingredients

Cheese spread , Refined flour (maida)

Cuisine

Continental

Course

Snack

Level Of Cooking

Easy

Ingredients

  • Cheese spread
    3 cups
  • Refined flour (maida)
    3/4 cup
  • Salt
    a pinch
  • Butter
    75 grams
  • Egg
    3
  • Red chilli flakes
    2 teaspoons
  • Dried mixed herbs
    2 tablespoons
  • Black peppercorns crushed
    10-12

Method

Step 1


Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Sift flour with salt. Place butter and one cup of water in a pan and stir over low heat until the butter melts. Add flour and stir over medium heat until the mixture forms a ball and leaves the sides of the pan.

Step 2


Place the mixture in a bowl and cool slightly. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until the mixture is smooth and shiny Spoon mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a plain nozzle. Pipe small mounds onto a baking tray.

Step 3


Bake in the preheated oven for twenty to twenty five minutes or until puffed and browned. Prick shells with a toothpick to allow steam to escape. Bake for two more minutes. Set aside to cool.

Step 4


Combine cheese spread, red chilli flakes, mixed dried herbs and crushed black peppercorns and mix well. Fill a small pastry bag with a plain nozzle with this filling. Make a small hole in the bottom of the puffs and pipe in the cheese mixture and serve.

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