01 November 2008

cheese puffs

growing up, my mom always had these in the freezer for unexpected guests. we now keep them in our freezer for unexpected guests and cravings.

1 loaf unsliced bread with crusts removed
6 oz cream cheese
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup margarine
4 eggs whites, stiffly beaten

1. Cut bread into 1” cubes.
2. Combine cheeses and margarine in a bowl. Cook in microwave, stirring every minute, until cheese is melted and mixture is becoming smooth (it takes about 12 minutes in my microwave).
3. With a hand mixer, beat until mixture is smooth (if mixture does not become smooth quickly, put back in microwave for a few minutes).
4. Fold a small amount of hot cheese mixture into egg whites. Fold egg whites into remaining cheese mixture.
5. Dip bread into mixture.
6. Place dipped cubes on lightly greased cookie sheet and freeze overnight.
7. Remove cubes from baking sheets and store in Ziploc bags in freezer.
8. Bake frozen cheese puffs @ 400° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden

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