All I have to say is 2 sticks of butter. Paula Dean would love this recipe just based on that. This was pretty tasty, and definitely more rewarding than the $2 things you get wrapped in plastic in your grocery's freezer aisle. Pictures were kinda of blah, but taste was great. Dough and recipe was inspired by these little guys at Eat My Cake Now. While pufflets are cute, I've always gone by the slogan, go big or go home, so that's exactly what I did.
2 sticks of butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 & 2/3 cups flour
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
3/4 cup cottage cheese - yeah, i'm kind of grossed out by cottage cheese by itself, but in this, you couldn't really tell it was in there, so i survived.
This is basically for the dough. You can really stuff these babies with whatever you want, I opted for the ham, turkey, and cheddar cheese. Yum.
In a medium bowl, beat your butter and cottage cheese. Heart attack in a bowl, right? Right. Paula Dean is still alive, so this should be no worries.
In another medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, and parmesan cheese.
Add the flour mixture, in batches, to butter and cottage cheese mixture. You'll form a sticky ball of goodness. Split the ball in two, flatten both halves into a square-like shape, and cover in plastic wrap. Throw those suckers in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
When the squares are nice and cold and somewhat hard, take them out of the fridge. Roll out the dough in between two pieces of plastic wrap. Cut dough in half again, and place fillings on one side of dough. Fold over and seal edges with a little bit of cold water.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake these babies for about 30 minutes, depending on how big you make them. They'll have a nice golden brown crust, and a pretty hot juicy center.
For being this easy, I don't know why I haven't tried making my own hot pockets before! Enjoy!