Easy and tasty puffs in no time. Pastry puffs bring a variety to the baking side of you. You can make them savory or sweet in less than 30 minutes from the start. I have used store-bought pastry puffs, it is very affordable and tastes like a restaurant or a bakery puff. I have kept this meat puff really simple by stuffing beef mince and cheese. This makes a crispy and flaky breakfast or a snack.
Calories – 50c per puff
Prep time – 15minutes (to cook the mince)
Cooking time – 15 minutes
Serves – 3
6 Pastry Puff Sheets (square, small size)
150gms Beef Mince
Handful Green Peas (optional)
2 Green/Red chilies
1tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste
60gms Grated Cheese (any of your choice, I have used Mozzarella)
Seasoning (salt, black pepper, turmeric powder, chili flakes, lemon juice, and any dry herb)
Garnish (cilantro/coriander and, black and/or white sesame seeds)
2tbsp Milk + 1 Egg (mixed, for coating before baking the puffs)
Thaw the puff sheets for at least 30 minutes at room temperature.
- Beef filling: Heat 2tbsp oil in a saucepan, add chopped onions, chopped chilies, ginger-garlic paste and sauté until the onions are golden and soft, add chopped tomato, salt, 1tsp black pepper, 1tsp turmeric, 1tsp chili flakes, 1tsp lemon juice, 1tsp dry herbs, green peas and mix well. After 30 seconds add the ground beef mince and mix well. Add 1 and 1/2 cup water and cook for 10 minutes or until the mince is cooked. Once ready add chopped cilantro/coriander.
- Puffs: Preheat the oven for 10minutes at 200C or as per your oven guidelines. Place 1 sheet and add a small amount of cooked mince and some cheese, place another sheet on the top and seal all four sides gently pressing down. Make 3 puffs like this. Before putting in the oven with a brush give it a milk+egg wash/coating, for the golden color. Sprinkle some white and/or black sesame seeds and bake for 20 minutes or until the puffs are ready and golden.
Enjoy with lots of salad on the side or just as it is. You can always make them in batches and store them in the refrigerator for up to a week for your rushed mornings. Let me know if you like this recipe and share more ideas with me via contact me on the homepage.