RECIPE FROM "SANDY'S
New Year's Chili-Cheese Puffs
(Contributed by Sonya Marvel for "Survivor Recipes")
1 sheet (1/2) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 Lg. Egg yolk
1 tbsp. water
1/4 cup shredded Gruyere or Swiss cheese (about 3 oz)
Spray a baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray. On a floured surface, using a floured rolling pin, roll pastry to a 1/8th inch thickness. Prick pastry with a fork. Using a 1 1/2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out 36 rounds. Place on cookie sheet. Chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375°. Mix together chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Mix together egg yolk and water. Brush pastry rounds with egg yolk mixture. Sprinkle cheese evenly on top of rounds. Sprinkle with chili powder mixture. Bake puffs until golden brown (about 12 to 15 minutes). Place on wire rack to cool.
Tip: Puffs may be made ahead of time and reheated. Place them in a preheated 350° oven for 5 minutes.