Tuesdays with Dorie: Cheese Puffers from Baking with Dorie

Dorie Greenspan cheese puffers on a baking tray covered with parchment.This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking with Dorie and was not actually the recipe I had planned to make this week. The other recipe for this month is a sweet recipe and I had wanted to make that but then I read the recipe and realised the dough needs an overnight rest in the fridge. Um, well ok then.  Cheese Puffers it was! They have very little actual hands-on time and I had very little time so my decision was made!

Dorie says:

These are a cross between a muffin and a popover. They look like muffins (they are baked in a muffin tin), but are made like popovers (the butter is heated in the tin so the batter gets a quick boost as soon as it goes into the oven). And when the puffers are hot, they are stretchy and custardy – and really only like themselves.

Dorie Greenspan cheese puffers on a baking tray covered with parchment.Well then. I had absolutely no idea what to expect. These did, indeed, come together very quickly and reminded me of Yorkshire pudding but once baked they were a lot heavier in the tin and, yes, they were custardy on the inside (and a little bit like English crumpets):

Interior of Dorie Greenspan Cheese Puffers on eatlivetravelwrite.comDon’t be alarmed if after 25 minutes (Dorie calls for 20-23 minutes) they still “feel” underbaked and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out “wet”. These are meant to be cheesy and custardy and boy are they delicious!

We ate one of these (I made 4 puffers, 1/3 of the recipe) with some soup the day I made them – they go down fast!! And I brought the other two to work to enjoy with soup at work. They heated up pretty nicely in a microwave for about 20 seconds (not crispy on the outside but no less delicious). These were fun and tasty!

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Cheese Puffers from Baking with Dorie on p 342 of Baking with Dorie or here!

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9 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie: Cheese Puffers from Baking with Dorie”

  1. Oh these look divine! I cannot wait to make these. Not sure we would like the onion in them however. Smart idea to make just four of them. Love your pictures!

  2. I’m still chuckling about you looking at the overnight rest for the Mokonuts and saying “Cheese Puffers it is!” I have done this a time or two myself, so that resonated with me immediately. Yours look beautiful…really, they should be on the runway. They were nice and tasty.


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