Friday, November 16, 2012

FFwD - Goats Cheese Mini Puffs


Friday has rolled around again, and yes, it is French Friday with Dorie time.  This week's recipe was Goats Cheese Mini Puffs.  Luckily, I had a dinner party last weekend, so I had plenty of helpers to eat these puffs.

Basically, this recipe involves making choux buns and filling them with a goats cheese-based filling.  I didn't have any cream cheese, so my filling was 150g goats cheese, some chopped fresh chives (in lieu of herbed goats cheese), and enough cream so that the filling was smooth when beaten together with an electric mixer.

Et voila - you end up with a delicious little savoury that is so good, it is difficult to stop eating.

To see some more of these, visit the LYL section of the FFwD website.

Have a good weekend.  

20 comments:

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Looks so good, i had planned to make goat cheese in puff pastry today but as it was so cold in the late afternoon i didnt want to go out, . This looks so good.

Cher Rockwell said...

I agree that is helpful to have plenty of eaters on hand when these are around. Perfect party food...

Patty said...

Congrats on your puffs, they look very appetizing with the spread of goat cheese in their middles;-)

Not Quite Nigella said...

I love gougeres! I remember the first time I tried cheese ones, I thought I had bitten into heaven! :D

Kari said...

These look picture perfect - really pretty. I'm impressed!

And I hope you have a good weekend too :)

Lizzy Do said...

Mmmmm...lucky dinner guests! Have a great weekend, my friend!

yummychunklet said...

I bet fresh chives really put these over the top. Great idea!

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

These look so tasty! Wandered by here from Patty's blog because I was so intrigued to see all of the versions of this puff. You can bet I'll be making these soon :)

Rose said...

Quite tasty and addictive. Since it was just two of us I decided to freeze most of the batch for later. Thank goodness because I'm not sure I would have been able to stop eating them.

Kathy said...

Such a great treat for your dinner guests! They look so yummy! Have a great weekend!

Betsy said...

I needed eating helpers for this one. I made a half recipe, but there are more than two people can eat. Your puffs look great, and your guests were lucky to share with you.

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Your Mini Gougères look lovely with a wonderful color and a great "puff" and I am sure that the addition of fresh chives is just a very tasty addition to the goat cheese filling! Have a great weekend!

tricia s. said...

Kudos to you for whipping up the fresh herbed cheese. I was contemplating how to accomplish this when Nana offered me her left over pre-made herbed goat cheese from BJ's. Voila indeed ! We loved these tasty little things as well - a real hit. Happy Thanksgiving !!

Johanna GGG said...

sound great - I had thought you were going to say you had lots of helpers to fill them - they look a little fiddly with all that filling but I am sure I wouldn't need many helpers to get through them

Maria Zioga said...

Your puffs look super tasty! I gave away most of mine (unfortunately I cannot eat them - lactose, gluten etc - to my brother in law and some of his friends who dropped by yesterday...

The Caked Crusader said...

Goats cheese is one of the most delicious things and I'm salivating at your photo!

Jill said...

Oh, yum! And perfect for a dinner party.

Elaine said...

These are perfect to serve at a dinner party and I hope to make mine for Thanksgiving this week. I also think chives and cheese are a winning combination.

Mary Hirsch said...

Good that you had company because these mini-puffs are difficult to stop eating. They are addictive. I think you made yours a bit smaller, a real mini. Mine were larger and not as delicate. Nice Post/

Hazel - Chicken in a Cherry Sauce said...

Perfect for the party season! Never had them with goats cheese before but sound wonderful!