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Featherlight Cheddar-Ranch Puffs

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Featherlight Cheddar-Ranch Puffs
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 20
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Light tender biscuits flavored with Cheddar cheese and ranch dressing mix make a foolproof accompaniment to eggs, soups or salads.
Updated Mar 25, 2014
Bake-Off® Contest 44, 2010
Bake-Off® Contest 44, 2010
Aimee Hachigian-Gould
Ulm, Montana

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 oz) active dry yeast (2 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
  • 3 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Unbleached or All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (1 oz) ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions (8 medium)
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 lb bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper; spray paper with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. In small bowl, mix yeast and warm water; set aside.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and dressing mix. Cut in butter, using pastry blender or fork, until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  • 3
    In small microwavable bowl, place onions. Cover with microwavable plastic wrap, folding back one side to vent; microwave on High 30 seconds. Cool slightly, about 2 minutes.
  • 4
    Add cheese and bacon to flour mixture; toss until well coated. Stir in yeast mixture, onions and buttermilk all at once until soft dough forms. Drop dough by 1/3 cupfuls 2 to 3 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  • 5
    Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until puffed and light golden brown. Serve warm with additional butter, if desired.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To substitute for buttermilk, place 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar in 2-cup glass measuring cup and add enough milk to measure 1 1/4 cups; let stand a few minutes.

Nutrition Information

200 Calories, 12g Total Fat, 8g Protein, 17g Total Carbohydrate, 1g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Puff
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
580mg
24%
Potassium
115mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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