RECIPE: Chakalaka cheese puffs

Similar to a savoury muffin, these nibbles would be great as padkos, popped into a lunch box or served for brunch

21 September 2017 - 09:37 By Hillary Biller
Chakalaka cheese puffs.
Chakalaka cheese puffs.
Image: iStock

Makes: 12


240g (2 cups) cake flour

15ml (1 tbsp) baking powder

5ml (1 tsp) salt

Cayenne pepper

5ml (1 tsp) mustard powder

400g can of chakalaka

500ml (2 cups) grated cheddar cheese

1 egg


125ml (½ cup) milk



1) Sift cake flour with baking powder, salt, a dash of cayenne pepper and mustard powder. Add cheddar cheese and a drained can of chakalaka. Mix well.

2) Beat 1 egg with milk and 20ml (4 tsp) oil. Fold this into the chakalaka mixture (don't overmix).

3) Half-fill the sprayed openings of a 12-hole muffin tray and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for about 20 minutes.

4) Serve warm with lots of butter.