Take a Taste Tuesday with Lakes and Lattes

Hi! I’m Malini. I have a 4 year old and she just LOVES to cook with me. I wanted to share an easy recipe that’s great for cooking with kids. I call it “Karina’s Cheesy Puffs.”
When I’m not playing around in the kitchen, I’m off traveling the world. Basically, I’m obsessed with all things food + travel. You can follow along with our family adventures on my blog, Lakes and Lattes.
Karina’s Cheesy Puffs Recipe:
Before I get started, I like to gather all my supplies. You’ll need the following:
Baking sheet, covered with parchment paper
Cutting board
Small bowl
Small cup of water
Pastry brush
Cookie cutters
1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
1 egg
Grated cheese (We like cheddar or parmesan at our house, but any grated cheese will work)
A grownup will need to preheat the oven at 400 degrees.
My 4 year old can complete the rest of these tasks, but use your best judgement if you kids are younger. They may need some additional help from you.
1. Crack an egg in the bowl
2. Add 1 tablespoon water, and whisk together with a fork
3. Put thawed sheet of puff pastry on cutting board and cut out shapes with your favorite cookie cutters. I like to use medium sized cutters.
4. Place on baking sheet, and using pastry brush, lightly paint the cut-outs with the egg wash.
5. Sprinkle on your favorite cheese.
A grownup will need to put the shapes into the oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden.
These are delicious on their own as a snack but my favorite way to serve these is with tomato soup!  Great for dunking!
While these never make it past a few minutes in our house, the best way to store leftovers is in an airtight container.
Each Tuesday for the next several weeks a fellow mom/friend/community member will be sharing a fun recipe, tips to include kids in the cooking process, or a great family restaurant for “Take a Taste Tuesday.” If you are interested in sharing your eating and/or cooking fun be sure to connect with me via email!

6 thoughts on “Take a Taste Tuesday with Lakes and Lattes

  1. Hi Malini and Signe,

    I love the simplicity of the recipe and the photos really help. Something I’d like to try with my daughters. Great stuff 🙂

    Best regards,


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