Go Back
4 from 1 vote
Three Cheese Garlic Puffs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
10 mins
Total Time
35 mins

My recipe for Three Cheese Garlic Puffs with Homemade Dough will make a delicious addition to your appetizer platter. A buttermilk rich crust, filled with cream cheese, baked and then brushed with a garlic herb butter and rolled in parmesan, watch these delicious little bites disappear off the plate in record time.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
  • 2 cups /250g cake or all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp /15g granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 ½ tsp / 10g baking powder
  • 5 tbsp / 70g cold butter cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup / 200g buttermilk SEE NOTE 1
For Filling
  • Cream cheese for spreading on dough about 4 Tablespoons
  • 5 oz /140g Mozzarella or Cheddar cubed
  • For brushing the tops
  • 2 tbsp / 30g butter
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • garlic chives chopped ( optional)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  1. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  2. In a bowl whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter or margarine.
  3. Stir in the buttermilk and knead gently to bring it together. Do not over handle the dough. Refrigerate the dough for 10 minutes
  4. Lightly dust the surface or board with flour and roll the dough into a 50 x 75inch ( 20 x 30cm )
    rectangle. Cut in 20 pieces.

  5. Spread a bit of cream cheese onto each piece and place a cube of cheese onto the dough.
  6. Fold the dough around the cheese and roll into a ball, ensuring that it is well sealed
  7. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 180° C / 350 ° F until lightly brown.
  8. While it is baking prepare the garlic butter by melting the butter or margarine in a small pan, add garlic, mixed herbs and chopped garlic chives if using and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  9. Remove the cheese and garlic puffs from the oven and brush the tops with the garlic butter mixture.

  10. Roll in parmesan ( OPTIONAL)

  11. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

 1. If you do not have buttermilk then make your own by adding 1 Tablespoon/ 15ml lemon juice or vinegar to 3/4 cup / 200 ml milk. Set aside for 5 minutes before using in the recipe.