Monday, January 23, 2012

Blue Cheese Puffs

Perfect Pairing:  Maytag blue cheese
You may have noticed that Perfecting the Pairing has been pretty quiet throughout January.  My year didn't exactly start out as I had planned.... which kept me away from cooking and blogging for awhile.  Thank you for all the people that kept checking back and asking about the blog!  I am definitely still committed and anxious to get back into the swing of things. 

Sometimes the simplest dishes are the most delicious.  That is the case with this recipe.  I have served these blue cheese puffs at a few parties and they always get more comments than anything else on the buffet.  People will usually take one small piece to start but they always come back for more.  I have had people tell me that they really like them even if they don’t love blue cheese.
These puffs are so delicious and they smell absolutely divine when they are in the oven.   The best part is that they only have four ingredients and take about 5 minutes to prepare.  You can’t beat that!  They are great as an appetizer or served with soup or salad.
The Perfect Pairing for this recipe is Maytag blue cheese.  The recipe only calls for 2 ounces of cheese so you want it to be high quality.  Maytag blue cheese comes in a large wheel or smaller wedges.  It really makes the difference using high quality blue cheese rather than the crumbles.

Blue Cheese Puffs
Lindsay at Perfecting the Pairing

·         1 can of buttermilk biscuits (16.3 oz container)
·         3 Tb unsalted butter
·         2 oz high quality blue cheese
·         ¼ tsp garlic powder
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.  Grease an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray. 
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and cheese until completely combined.  Stir in garlic powder.  Meanwhile, cut the biscuits into quarters and place in the baking dish in an even layer.  Once the butter and cheese has melted, pour it evenly over the biscuit pieces.  Bake for 18-25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the biscuits have cooked through.  Serve warm.
This recipe can be doubled for a 9x13 pan.

1 comment:

  1. One of my favorites from one of my favorites! XOXO to a very lovely lady!


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