RECIPE BY: SILKE BECKER

SOURCE: www.spanishsabores.com

SERVES: 4

spanish cheese puff

Ingredients

  • 7 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • Heaped ½ cup flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sweet Spanish paprika powder
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 100 g creamy cows milk cheese such as Tetilla, grated
  • ¼ cup grated Manchego cheese or Parmesan cheese
  • Oil for frying
  • Honey or Maple syrup for coating

Instructions

  • Roast 2 Tbsp of sesame until golden.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, paprika, cayenne and salt.
  • In separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff.
  • Stir in cheeses, egg yolks, toasted sesame and flour mixture.
  • Drop batter by the spoonful (walnut size) onto a foil lined plate and refrigerate for at least 30 mins.
  • (You can press a piece of pimiento, olive or sundried tomato in the center to add a surprise).
  • Heat oil very hot but not smoking. Roll each cheese puff in raw sesame seeds and then deep fry until golden brown. This takes only 1-2 mins.
  • Rest on paper towel to remove excessive oil
  • To serve, drizzle with maple syrup.
  • Serve immediately

Download PDF here: Spanish Cheese Puffs with Sesame Silke Becker

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