Prep time: 8 minutes

Cook time: 11 minutes

Serves: 4 as a starter (15-20 pieces)

Calories: 2258

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These are my favourite childhood cheese puffs and they’re super easy to make! My friends who popped by from school loved them!  Mom would whip them up in just a few minutes and we would eat them with Delmonte ketchup. And that’s what my kids did today when these hit the table! Looking for an easy snack with everyone working (and learning) from home? Here’s one!


  • 50g flour
  • 25g mild cheese
  • ¼  teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground chili
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup water
  • 250ml cooking oil



  1. Mix flour, cheese, salt, pepper, ground chili, mustard, and baking soda in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add water and make the batter. You want a batter of the same consistency as pancake batter.  Whisk with a wire whisk.
  3. Allow batter to rest for at least ½ hour after beating it well.
  4. Heat oil on medium heat in a small wok or deep frying pan. Put in a small crumb of mixture, if it comes to the top the oil is ready for frying.
  5. Take the mixture on a spoon, add into the oil and fry, turning often, until light brown and puffed (about ½ a minute).


Critical ingredients:

If cheese is salty, extra salt may not be required. Adjust seasonings in batter to taste. Also, make sure oil is hot, so puffs puff up quickly!



Enjoy eating them with a nice hot cup of tea.


Cheese puffs ready to eat.


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