Featherlight Cheddar-Ranch Puffs
1 package (1/4 oz) active dry yeast (2 1/2 tsps.)
1/4 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
3 cups Pillsbury BEST™ Unbleached All Purpose Flour
OR Pillsbury BEST® 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 LAND O LAKES® Butter
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions (8 medium)
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1 pound bacon, cooked, crumbled
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
Heat oven to 400°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper; spray paper with Nonstick cooking spray. In small bowl, mix yeast and warm water; set aside.
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.
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.
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.
Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until puffed and light golden brown. Serve warm with additional butter, if desired.
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Serving Size (1 puff of 20), Calories 200 (Calories from Fat 110), Total Fat 12g (Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat g), Cholesterol 35mg, Sodium 580mg, Total Carbohydrate 17g (Dietary Fiber g, Sugars 1g), Protein 8g, Potassium mg, thiamine mg, Riboflavin mg, niacin mg, Folate mg, Vitamin B6 mg, Vitamin B12 mcg, Vitamin A mg, Vitamin C mg, Vitamin D mg, Calcium mg, Iron mg.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.