Lyn’s Cheese Puffs

Cheese Puffs


Africa is not merely a feeling, it’s an experience. It is such a vast continent with indisputably beautiful landscapes and golden sunsets unlike anywhere else in the world. Your first sunset in the African bushveld can irrefutably be a life changing experience. Picturesque scenery, sounds and smells all unite in a singular sensation of inner ecstasy. As the sun leisurely slides behind the horizon, time slows down as the colours of the bushveld morph into a silhouette. You are overcome with a sense of peace where nature is the only symphony that could possibly accompany such beauty.

Sunsets in Madikwe Game Reserve is exceptionally beautiful and with the sunset comes sundowners and snacks. This is where I first tasted Lyn’s delectable cheese and marmite puffs accompanied by a glass of crispy cold Sauvignon Blanc. They are super easy to make and I have since made them on numerous occasions.


  • 2 cups (500ml)  flourIMG_2557
  • 25ml Baking Powder
  • 2ml Salt
  • Good shake Cayenne pepper
  • Half a teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (500 ml) finely grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups (500 ml) milk
  • 2 eggs

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C. Spray a patty pan with Spray and Cook.

Sift all the dry ingredients together. Add the cheese. Beat egg and milk together and add to the dry ingredients and mix well. Use a teaspoon to drop into small patty pans. Bake for 15 minutes.cheese-puffs-3

Remove from patty pans and place in a suitable container or on a wire rack.  Melt 100g butter and 2 tablespoons marmite over low heat and pour over cheese puffs.

Makes 2 dozen

NB: If you are not going to serve the puffs directly do not dribble the melted butter and marmite over the puffs – this can be done just before serving.

3 thoughts on “Lyn’s Cheese Puffs

  1. These are delicious and one of my all time favourites! Especially when my mommy makes them for me 😉 (hint hint)

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