Monday, 22 July 2013

Easy Recipes

Hi peeps!

Another week begins and I hope your weekend kicked butt! It was my mom-in-law's bday on Saturday and; mom....hope you had one fantastic day!
I haven't quite had my morning cup of tea yet so the brain doesn't have time for complicated stories and coz its Monday I reckon we stick with these two easy recipes for today; whaddya think?! Sound good? Sounds great! LOL. K; so here they are:

Pizza Puffs of Paradise

1-1/4 cups water
1/3 cup shortening
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 eggs
3/4 cup finely chopped pepperoni (3 oz.)
3/4 cup finely shredded Romano or Parmesan cheese (3 oz.)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 jar pizza sauce

Grease 2 large baking sheets and set aside. In a large saucepan combine water and shortening. Bring to a boil. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Cool for 10 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in pepperoni, cheese, parsley, garlic powder, and pepper.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Bake at 450°F for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve with pizza sauce for dipping
- Cindy Thomas
(Ps: for us other peeps, we don't really get shortening so use butter instead)

Cheddar Puffs ...

Be sure to cook the water, butter, flour mixture until it's difficult to stir and it forms a ball-like mass.


1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 cups water
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 to 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
10 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar (about 3 cups)
6 large eggs


Preheat oven to 400F. (200C)
Combine butter, water, sugar, salt and cayenne in a large saucepan. Cook until butter melts. Add 2 cups of flour all at once. Reduce heat and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until mixture is stiff and forms a ball-like mass, about 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Pour into mixing bowl; using a mixer with a paddle attachment, beat 1 minute at medium-low speed to cool the mixture. Increase speed to medium; add eggs one at a time, beating to incorporate before adding the next. Batter should be firm, not runny. If necessary, blend in an additional ½ cup flour. Fold in cheese. Drop by tablespoons onto baking pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with paprika.
Bake 10 minutes, turn the pan, and bake 10 more minutes. Leftover puffs can be frozen.

And I also wanted to add this pic here:
How cool is this idea?! Absolutely wonderful way to serve your eggs methinks. Its colourful; tasty and ingenious.

Well this is all we have time for today. I will make sure I have my tea early ;-P. See ya'll tomorrow for something on the sweet side ;-D

Chef Shants whose now having her cuppa tea xxxxx

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