Spanish Recipes

Spanish Style Cheese Puffs with Sesame Seeds and Honey

Spanish style cheese puffs - These are not really a traditional tapas dish but far too delicious to leave out of our recipe section.  these contain a combination of creamy tetilla cheese, toasted sesame seeds, and honey which make these easy to make snacks irresistible. It’s the perfect tapa to make in advance and fry up at the last minute.

PREP TIME 10 mins.  COOK TIME 10 mins.  TOTAL TIME 20 mins 4 Servings.


2 tablespoons of sesame seeds for toasting. Additional sesame seeds for coating

1/2 cup (100gms) + 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 grated

1/4 cup (50gms) grated cured Manchego cheese  (Parmesan can be used if necessary)

Olive oil for frying

Honey for coating

Spanish Style Cheese Puffs

Spanish Style Cheese Puffs


Preheat your oven to 350°f (175ºc) and spread 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds on a foil lined cookie sheet. Lightly toast the sesame seeds until golden brown (about 5-7 minutes).

In a medium sized  bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, paprika, and salt.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks just begin to 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 baking tray 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, it should quickly brown (but not burn).

Roll each cheese puff in the raw sesame seeds and deep fry until golden brown (about 1-2 minutes).

Place on paper towels for about one minute to absorb excess oil. Then place on a serving dish and drizzle  with honey.

Serve immediately whilst still hot.

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