Perfect for entertaining, these cheese and herb puffs are inspired by the Georgian dish khachapuri, a cheese-filled bread (sometimes also filled with meat, egg and other delicious things).
When I say these cheese puffs make for great entertaining or apero snacks, I really mean that you should make extra so that you don’t eat them all yourself with not enough left for your guests… because that never happened.
My mom and I made these cheese puffs last weekend and they were so easy and delicious. Also made for a fun family activity, and we could all use more of those around the holidays!
- 2 sheets puff pastry
- 2 T butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk (for egg wash)
- 1 pack feta cheese
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 T chopped dill
- 2 T chopped spring onion
- Take puff pastry out of the freezer and let it defrost for about 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 365F.
- In the meantime, make the filling: grate the feta cheese into a bowl, add 1 egg, melted butter, garlic, and herbs. Mix well to combine.
- Roll out the pastry sheets to a rectangular shape. Cut each sheet into 6 squares. Put 3 T of filling in the middle of each square and fold it up (like a dumpling), pinching the sides and the top.
- Spread the cheese and herb puffs out on a baking sheet - you will likely need two - lined with baking paper.
- Brush with egg wash and bake for 20-25 minutes until opened up and golden.
These are delicious hot or cold. Serve them as appetizers or with drinks before dinner.
Keep them loosely covered, and they will keep for a day or two (if they last that long in your house – they didn’t here!)