Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Don't Let the Bastards Get You Down: Feta Cheese Puffs

Greetings! Mr. Crankypants is in the house. Today muddy delegated the post to me because he claims he's too busy. I guess he hasn't considered the possibility that I'm also busy, and I have better things to do than post for his little food blog. If you ask me, he needs a new hobby. All this writing and taking pictures of food seems a bit asinine. If he decides to Twitter or create a Facebook profile, I'll dissolve our partnership. I don't tolerate such nonsense.

Anyway, I am busy too. I'm teaching with no planning period. I'm one of the prom sponsors this year. Prom is this weekend. It should be noted that I hate proms. My daughter has developed a love for all thing High School Musical, so these damn kiddie pop songs have been trampling my cerebellum for two weeks straight. I'm not well, and I'm really in no mood to post. I'd rather be outside lounging in the hammock. It is spring after all.

While I'm here in front of the keyboard, I guess I should post a recipe. This recipe goes out to Zeke, the character in High School Musical who has a passion for baking. Stuff a few of these tasty bites in your pie hole. They'll make you happy. Promise.

Feta Cheese Puffs
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/4 pound feta cheese or blue cheese, crumbled
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease two baking sheets.
  2. In a saucepan, bring water and 4 tablespoons of butter to a boil.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat, and add the flour. Beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan and forms a ball.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth after each addition.
  5. Stir in the cheese.
  6. Let the batter sit for 15 minutes, and then drop batter by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets. You should have about 2 dozen puffs. Bake until golden, 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. Serve.

Mr. Crankypants


Kate said...

Cranky or not those look freaking awesome...and they sound pretty easy! Good luck with that prom this weekend. I can't imagine being on the sponsor side of one of those.

muddywaters said...

Thanks, Kate. They are easy to whip up. We had some with a salad and pasta.

Sarah said...

These sound great! Just the thing to get your mind off High School Musical, I hope. HSM is a phenomenon that I just don't get, but then again, I don't get most musical theater. Except Avenue Q. Good luck with prom sponsorship!

High Plains Drifters said...

Can you pass a message to Muddy? Was wondering if he had seen the Newsweek article, "Don't call it country," about the difference between today's ballads about sippy cups and minivans and the good ol' days of shooting a man in Reno, just watch him die.
Check out my Apr 14th link.