Ham Puffs – Take your appetizer game to the next level, with these Ham Puffs. They combine the flavors of butter, cheddar cheese and succulent ham making them the perfect bite-sized treat for any occasion. A touch of Worcestershire sauce adds a layer of deliciousness to every bite creating a taste sensation that will leave a lasting impression.
I still remember the first time I made these Ham Puffs for a family dinner. I had my doubts about whether these little treats would make an impact. Let me tell you I was pleasantly surprised! My husband’s eyes lit up after one bite and even my little one couldn’t get enough of them. They became a hit. Have since become a go-to whenever I want to impress.
What makes this Ham Puffs truly special?
What sets these Ham Puffs apart is not just their taste. Also how quick and effortless they are to prepare. In 25 minutes you can have a batch to be served. Whether it’s for a party or a cozy family gathering they fit in with their versatile nature. And let’s not forget the pièce de résistance – each puff offers a combination of cheese and ham with that subtle kick, from Worcestershire sauce resulting in nothing short of culinary perfection.
What You Need To Make This Ham Puffs Recipe?
Softened Butter: This isn’t just about making the mixing easier. Softened butter gives our puffs a melt-in-your-mouth texture that’s absolutely divine.
Cheddar Cheese: Think beyond the regular supermarket cheddar. Go for the aged variety if you can – its deeper flavor profile transforms the Ham Puffs into gourmet bites.
Ham: This is where you can get a little adventurous. Use a smoked or honey-glazed ham for an added layer of flavor. Remember, it’s not just about the meat; it’s about its story and the flavors it carries.
Worcestershire Sauce: Often underrated, this little ingredient is the silent hero. It adds a tangy undertone that makes all the difference. A hint? Authentic Worcestershire sauce has a depth you won’t find in generic brands.
All-Purpose Flour: It might seem mundane, but the flour binds our star ingredients together. Opt for unbleached varieties for a purer flavor and texture.
Steps To Make Ham Puffs:
Step 1: Start by preheating your oven to a toasty 350ºF (180ºC). Now, while it’s getting all warm and cozy, line a baking sheet with some parchment paper. This little trick ensures no sticking.
Step 2: In your favorite mixing bowl, throw in the softened butter, delightful shredded cheese, chopped ham, and that mysterious Worcestershire sauce. Give it a good stir, and let those ingredients become best friends.
Step 3: Next, gently blend in the flour. It might seem resistant at first, but with a little patience, it will snugly wrap itself around the buttery cheese mixture. That’s the texture we’re after!
Step 4: Once you’ve achieved the perfect dough consistency, form them into cute 1/2-inch balls and let them lounge on the baking sheet.
Step 5: Pop them into the oven and let them bake until golden, which would be around 15 to 18 minutes. Voila, savory Ham Puffs ready to steal the show!
To add a burst of flavor and a satisfying crispy texture you might want to think about sprinkling some parmesan or a pinch of flaky sea salt, on the unbaked Ham Puffs. This simple step will enhance the contrast, in textures. Create a quality that’s difficult to resist!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use a different cheese?
Definitely! While cheddar is a classic option, go ahead, and try out different types of cheese that you enjoy. Just make sure it melts nicely.
How do I store leftover Ham Puffs?
To store the leftover Ham Puffs simply place them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. If you want to keep them for a longer period refrigeration is recommended.
Can I add any herbs or spices for a different flavor?
Certainly! Feel free to add herbs or spices to give your dish a flavor. You can sprinkle in some rosemary or even a dash of paprika for a twist.
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