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Cheddar cheese bites

Cheddar cheese bites, a delightful savoury snack that is so easy to make from scratch. Flaky, cheesy, gorgeously golden, these bites are just amazing.

Cheddar cheese bites

Cheddar cheese bites

Are you the savoury kind of person or would rather have something sugary? When it comes to snacks, l think it pretty much depends on my mood, sometimes l just can’t have enough of sweets, other times l go crazy on the savoury stuff. Cheese has always been my weakness, so it goes without saying that anything cheesy, and l’m a happy bunny.

Plus, there are cravings, and there are pregnancy cravings. Oh dear Lord, if one pregnant woman wants something, be sure she gets it. Fancy a cheddar cheese snack? Not a problem, oven on, and problem sorted. It’s that easy! Just leave them to cool long enough, if you can, and you’ll just love them.

Cheddar cheese bites

Cheddar cheese bites

What l like about them is the lovely puff pastry like flakiness you get. If you don’t happen to have cheddar cheese, you can use any other hard cheese you have, parmesan, gouda, everything goes. As for the cow’s cheese, l usually get Apetina from the supermarket, l find that it is the only one that gets close to the taste of the cow’s cheese l used to have back home in Romania when l was little.

Sweet old times when we used to have our own cow and grandma was making the best cheese ever. We had more than we could eat, and now l’m paying £1,50 per 200g. What a rip off! City life, hey! If you can’t find this brand, l guess feta cheese might work just fine, we just need this kind of texture to get the dough we need.

These bites make a nice snack, especially if you are the savoury kind of person. Great to take on a picnic, too with some nice pasties. Enjoy!

 

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Cheddar cheese bites
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Cheddar cheese bites
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hrs
 

Cheddar cheese bites, a delightful savoury snack that is so easy to make from scratch. Flaky, cheesy, gorgeously golden, these bites are just amazing.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Romanian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 214 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
  • 125 g Apetina cow's cheese (or feta cheese) ( 4oz)
  • 125 g plain flour (1 cup)
  • 80 g butter (1/3 cup)
  • 1 egg
  • 80 g Cheddar cheese (2/3 cup)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • a pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix the flour with the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the cow’s cheese and half of the amount of the grated cheddar cheese and mix to form a dough.
  3. Shape it into a ball, cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. (360 Fahrenheit).

  5. Place the dough on the working surface, roll it so that it has a thickness of about 0,5 cm, then cut rounds using either a cookie cutter or a smaller glass.

  6. Beat the egg lightly with the pinch of salt, add the paprika and brush each round with the mixture.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese over and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until the bites are puffy and golden.
  8. Leave to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Cheddar cheese bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Potassium 36mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 11.9%
Calcium 20.6%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Protection Relay
    December 22, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Nice article, thank you for the sharing

  • Reply
    Millie Thom
    December 24, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    A scrumptious-looking recipe, Daniella, ideal for over the Christmas period. Cheddar cheese would be the one for me.

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