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.


8oz feta cheese, grated
5 floz natural yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
black pepper
14oz puff pastry
beaten egg
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- 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.