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Meatless Monday Feta Cheese Puffs

Posted on February 28, 2011 by in baked goods

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We are really getting the hang of Meatless Mondays these days and I find that we are even having meat free meals on other days of the week too, which is a good thing! I think my husband tells me every Monday: “Lovey, I do not want to eat meat for at least a month!”
Then comes the next Saturday and someone lights a fire to have a braai(barbecue) and all his resistance crumbles! These feta cheese puffs packed a punch and with the topping of avocado, more feta and some beetroot shavings, they were not only delicious, but they were  filling, nutritious and most importantly meat free….
I make cheese puffs often, because they are perfect for lunch boxes, ideal for parties and even for a mid day snack they are just what the doctor ordered. Last year we had a fundraiser at church and we made little cheese puff  do-it-yourself bags and sold them at our market. All people had to do, was to add an egg and some milk. They sold like hot cakes! This time I wanted to use the Fairview brine-less feta that I had left from the FBI2011 workshop so I tweaked my standard recipe a little. The feta cheese was perfect, it made the cheese puffs salty enough so no other salt was needed. You can add what ever filling you feel like, just think goat’s cheese, crispy bacon, more cheese, just butter and Bovril, smoked salmon, chicken and mayonnaise, the list is endless. I chose some meat free options Meatless Monday.

Meatless Monday Feta Cheese Puffs
(Recipe yields 12 muffins)

2 cups flour
1 cup cheese(strong cheddar), grated
1 cup Fairview Brine less Feta Cheese – crumbed
4 x 5ml baking powder
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp dry mustard powder
2 eggs, beaten

Mix all ingredients, except milk. Add enough milk to make a thick lumpy batter. Spoon into muffin pans and bake for 12-15min at 180 C.

For my version I topped the Feta Cheese Puffs with Avocado that I mashed  with a little salt/pepper and lemon juice, some more crumbed feta, fresh rocket and a few shavings of raw beetroot.(which by the way is so good for you!)

Other Meatless Meals you might want to try!

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8 Responses to “Meatless Monday Feta Cheese Puffs”

  1. Koek! 28 February 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    My goodness Nina – that looks bloody delicious. I have such a fetish for baked cheesy treats. Thanks for this!

    Robyn x

  2. bellini valli 28 February 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    These would certainly cure me of my feta longings Nina. Feta will be on the table soon.

  3. My Carolina Kitchen 28 February 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    Who would miss meat when served these precious cheese puffs?

  4. That Girl 28 February 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    I love the saltiness of feta in just about anything.

  5. Gloria 1 March 2011 at 12:48 am #

    OMG I really love this!! gloria

  6. thecompletecookbook 1 March 2011 at 8:55 am #

    What a super tasty lunch treat and so quick and easy to make.
    🙂 Mandy

  7. Marisa 1 March 2011 at 9:46 am #

    I love the toppings! So creative.

  8. elly 2 March 2011 at 3:44 am #

    These are brilliant and so easy. Nothing like 1 direction for a whole recipe. Yum!

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