Starter Recipes > Feta Cheese Puffs with Basil

This recipe is part of the August 2007 Recipes Menu


Starter - Feta Cheese Puffs with Basil
Main Course - Smoked Chicken and Avocado Salad
Dessert - Raspberry and Lavender Pavlova

How to feta cheese puffs with basil:
An easy but rather sophisticated starter. The Puffs are made with Feta cheese which is a very well-known Greek cheese. Feta is made from goat's or ewe's milk and in this recipe the Mediterranean theme is further enhanced with the addition of basil.





Ingredients

8oz feta cheese, grated
5 floz natural yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
black pepper
14oz puff pastry
beaten egg
(see measure conversions for more information)

Method

- Mix the cheese and yogurt together.
- Add the chopped basil and pepper to taste.
- Put the pastry on to a lightly floured surface.
- Roll the pastry out thinly and cut out about 16 rounds.
- Put half of the pastry rounds onto a lightly greased baking tray.
- Divide the cheese mixture between the pastry round spooning a little of the mixture into the centre of each.
- Brush the edges of each round with a little beaten egg.
- Cover with the remaining rounds and seal the edges.
- Using a sharp knife make a small slit in the top of each puff.
- Brush the top with beaten egg.
- Bake at 220oC for about 15 minutes or until browned and crispy.