Sunday, April 15, 2007
Cheese and Olive Bites
175g/6oz mature cheddar cheese, grated
90g/3oz plain flour
15g/1/2 oz butter, plus extra for greasing
1/2 tsp mustard powder
20 pimento stuffed green olives
Optional - Cayenne pepper and parsley sprigs to garnish
Work the cheese, flour, butter, paprika, and mustard powder in a food processor until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Turn out and work into a dough, you may need to add a bit of water.
Take a thumb sized piece of the dough mixture, flatten it, and wrap it around the olives.
Butter a baking tray, add the wrapped olives, and bake at 200c/400f for 15 minutes, till golden. Let cool slightly, serve warm or cold.
These are from Mary Berry’s complete cookbook . I love little bite sized food, and I love cheese and olives, so I figured I better try this one.
These were so much fun. I would not recommend them to anyone looking for serious food, but if you like trashy cocktail party type food, then definitely try this one.
The picture had them coming out perfectly round, but that’s really not the case. They get entirely flat on their bottoms, but I don’t see how that could be avoided. The dough is so full of cheesy-ness that you can’t help eating many of them. The boys inhaled them, and so did us grown-ups.