February 21, 2012

Wednesday's Chow - Cheese Puff Appetizer

Once again, my guest for the week has come through with a delicious-looking recipe.  Chris Redding shares an appetizer with us today.  If you haven't stopped by Chris's blog post on Story Structure, be sure to do so today. It's a wonderful synopsis on how to plan out your story.

I'm going to make these Cheese Puffs soon!

Cheese Puff Appetizer

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 cups shredded low-fat Cheddar Cheese
1 cup melted butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 dashes either Worcestershire Sauce or Chipotle Tabasco Sauce
1 jar of olives or about a cup of Kalamata olives (or your favorite)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.

In a small bowl, mix together cheese, butter, four and Worcestershire (or Chipotle) sauce. Knead the dough. Roll and pinch the dough into small balls, flatten them in the palm of your hand, then roll each circle of dough around one olive.  Arrange the wrapped olvies on the prepared cookie sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly brown.
I take these everywhere and am always asked for the recipe. I find using full-fat and low-fat cheese makes the best texture. If you have a gluten problem, you can use quinoa flour. I’ve also stuffed them with sun-dried tomatoes instead of olives. 

Chris Redding
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marybelle said...

Delicious. I must try these.


Chris Redding said...

Please do. You will love them.

Toni Noel said...

Toni Noel

Carolyn said...

This recipe was one I grew up eating - my mom always made them for parties. Very fond memories of these little things! Always wildly popular!