"Cheesy Nibbles" :: now isn't that a wonderful post title???!!!!
I baked these Cheesy Nibbles (heeheeeee) yesterday afternoon when I was overcome by a sudden urge to wear my new apron. Of course I could have simply put my apron on and worn it about the house, nothing to stop me doing that is there? Yet somehow I do think that apron-wearing needs to accompany something culinary, so I set about making an after school snackette for my Little Peeps. Something savoury instead of sweet for a change.
Its another one of those recipes that I have scribbled on a scrap of paper and I cannot for the life of me remember where it came from. I seem to recall that I simplified it from the original recipe, that there should possibly be some additional ingredients...chives?? nuts? seeds? But truthfully I love the simplicity of my version (three ingredients) and the fact that these delicious little nibbles can be made in a matter of minutes. Very good for spontaneous bakers/compulsive apron-wearers like myself.
Like I say, this recipe is Simplicity with a capital S. Three ingredients :: flour, butter, cheese.
Into a heatproof bowl put 90g butter (well I used Olive Oil Spread as that's what I had in the fridge), and pop it in the microwave for 45secs or so, just long enough to melt the butter.
Add in 100g plain flour and 100g coarsely grated cheese. Mix with a fork until it all comes together to form a soft dough.
Using your hands, break off small lumps and roll into 1 inch balls, you should get about 24 altogether.
Place your little Cheesy Balls on a lined baking sheet and flatten them slightly, then bake at 190/375/gas5 for 12-15 mins until just turning golden.
These Cheesy Nibbles are loved by children and adults alike and they will not last for very long.
They are extremely delicious.
And despite the name, it is actually very, very hard to nibble these little Cheesy Nibbles.
Because they are kind of small and perfectly bite size and there is a tendency to scoff/wolf/swallow whole.
Perhaps I should rename them Cheesy Scoffs.
Edited to add :: fabulous to find you all loving these!! And yes the Littlest Boy in this house adored them, I think it's a wonderful thing to introduce littlies to the delights of home baked goodness x