Fussy Eaters Fight Club: Cheese and Vegetable Puffs

Sunday 13 July 2014 by

#12 – Cheese and Vegetable Puffs

Over the last few weeks I have been trying to be organised and meal plan – partly to help me lose a few pounds and partly to try and organise my shopping (and life) a bit. It is a bit of a challenge trying to come up with meals I can make that everybody will eat (to save me cooking twice) but I have found a few things that have worked.

Over on my blog, I’ve been joining in with At Home With Mrs M‘s Meal Planning Monday linky and taking inspiration from the other bloggers who also join in. It was as I was doing this that I came across the recipe for Cheese and Vegetable Puffs on UtterlyScrummy‘s meal plan and decided to give it a go because it sounded delicious and really simple to make.

First up there came a tonne of grating – I am quite pleased I have my trusty accessory on my Kenwood Chef to help me with this as it saved both time and my fingers (I almost always grate my fingers when I have to grate stuff, I’m clumsy.)

I grated 15og of Cheddar cheese, 1 courgette and 1 carrot, finely chopped 1 pepper (I used a red one but it doesn’t really matter) and finely chopped a handful of chives (because for once I remembered I have two lots growing in pots and actually used some – you can finely chop 2 spring onions instead if you don’t have chives to hand).

Then I turned my oven on to pre-heat to 190ᵒC/170ᵒC Fan (I figured turning it on before I started grating was excessive as it doesn’t take that long to heat up compared to how long it takes to grate lots of stuff!) and lined two baking trays with baking parchment/greaseproof paper.

In a large bowl I then whisked together 125ml milk and 1 large egg before throwing all of the vegetables and cheese in with it and mixing it together well.

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Finally I sifted over 150g self-raising flour and continued to mix it all up until it became thick and there was no dry flour left showing anywhere.

Then it was simply a case of spooning out dollops of mixture onto the baking trays in the sizes I wanted before putting them in the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes until they are golden and cooked right through.

I served them still warm with a slice of bread and butter and some grapes for the Smalls – they weren’t sure about them to start with and it took a bit of persuading to get them to give it a try but once they dared, they ate the lot!

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They kept well in the fridge overnight in a sealed container and Caius and I had them cold with a mixed salad for lunch which was lovely. Apparently they can also be frozen which is handy for making in advance of picnics or parties!

Tori and Arthur both liked these and despite all the grating involved they were quite quick and simple to make – I will definitely be doing them again!

Until next time, good luck with your fussy eaters and remember:

The first rule of Fussy Eaters Fight Club is SHARE EVERYTHING THAT WORKS!

(Many thanks to Michelle from UtterlyScrummy for letting me re-blog her recipe – follow her on Twitter here: @UtterlyScrummy)

You can follow Carole on Twitter: @caroleheidi

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