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Homemade Cheese Puffs with Sesame Seeds and Honey

These addictive homemade cheese puffs with sesame seeds and honey are guaranteed to be a hit!
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Course: Tapa
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 274.76kcal


  • 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds for toasting
  • Additional sesame seeds for coating
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet Spanish paprika
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 3 ounces creamy cows milk cheese like tetilla if you can get it, grated
  • 1/4 cup grated cured Manchego cheese sub Parmesan if necessary
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Honey for coating


  • First, preheat your oven to 350°F and spread the 2 T of sesame seeds on a foil lined cookie sheet. Lightly toast the sesame seeds until golden brown and fragrant (about 5-7 minutes).
  • In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, paprika, and salt together.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks just form (don't let them get dry).
  • Stir in the cheeses, egg yolks, toasted sesame seeds, and blended flour mixture.
  • Drop the batter by the spoonful onto a foil lined cookie sheet and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oil until very hot (but not smoking). Test the temperature with a small piece of bread if you have one handy. It should quickly brown (but not burn).
  • Roll each cheese puff in the raw sesame seeds and then deep fry until golden brown (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Rest of paper towels for about one minute to absorb excess oil. Then place on a serving dish and drizzle honey on top until soaked through.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 274.76kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.82g | Protein: 12.18g | Fat: 17.32g | Saturated Fat: 7.72g | Cholesterol: 111.72mg | Sodium: 260.26mg | Potassium: 86.64mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 4.57g | Vitamin A: 432.26IU | Calcium: 309.57mg | Iron: 1.89mg
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