Olive-Cheese Balls

Russ Myers

By
@Beegee1947

Serve these tiny olive breads as a pre-dinner snack with a glass of wine or a beer or as a part of a finger food buffet. They will also make a great addition to a picnic or a champagne brunch. If you are preparing for a large party and cooking a lot of food, think ahead and bake these olive balls 3 days in advance. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Crisp in preheated oven (200) for 3 minutes before serving.


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Serves:

36 Appetizers

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
finely grated cheddar cheese
1/2 c
butter, softened
1/4 tsp
hot pepper sauce
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
paprika
1 c
all purpose flour, unsifted
36
pimento-stuffed green olives (approx.)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix thoroughly cheese, butter, hot pepper sauce, salt, paprika and flour.

Form portion of dough around each well drained olive.
2
Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment.

Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

Brush pastry with beaten egg.

Bake until golden, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Serve warm or at room temperature.
3
NOTE:
Optional.....Before baking, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy