Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Garlic Cheese Puffs
1 1/2 stick of butter (room temp)
1 jar Old English cheese Spread (by the Velveeta at the store)
Garlic Powder to taste (lots)
1 loaf white sandwich bread (get the square stuff)
That's it for ingredients.
Together, in a stand alone mixer, if possible, beat together the first three ingredients for TEN minutes. While that is happening get a work station set up at a table where you can sit down.
You will need a serrated knife (big if possible), a cutting board a scrap bowl and a butter knife. Take three pieces of bread at a time and cut off the crusts. (I save them for the birds/fish or to make bread crumbs, although I find myself using Panko crumbs more and more often). Now spread the top of the bottom three pieces of bread with the cheese mix. Now do the same with the second slice. Layer all three pieces of bread back together and cut in thirds and then thirds again. Do this delicately so you don't smash the bread, Next, frost each of the nine bread piles, leaving the bottom unfrosted. Place these on a tray lined with parchment or wax paper that will fit in your freezer. The unfrosted side should be on the bottom. Freeze and when frozen plop in a freezer bag.
When ready to heat and eat, take the puffs out of the ziplock and place on a parchment lined sheet pan, unfrosted side down and heat at 350 for about 10 minutes or until your oven makes
them look like this. You won't be sorry you made these. I do four loaves of bread at a time. As long as you are plopped down in a chair frosting, why not do it up right? Your family will thank you for it.