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Crunchy Cheese Bites

Sink your teeth into these crispy, flaky Cheese Bites


Posted: 15 September 2011
by Junior

Ready Steady Lunchbox by Lucy Broadhurst (Murdoch Books, £12.99) is packed full of recipes for even the fussiest eaters, this is perfect if you are stuck for school lunch-box ideas or if you’re a budding junior chef wanting to have some fun in the kitchen. There are also delicious breakfast recipes, snacks and lots of cheesy options, including these crunchy bites. 

Crunchy Cheese Bites

Makes about 26

Ingredients

250g (9oz) Cheddar cheese, grated 
125g (4 z) feta cheese, crumbled
60g (2 z) ricotta cheese
30g (1oz) chopped spring onions
1 small tomato, chopped
1 egg, beaten
5 sheets of puff pastry
1 beaten egg, to brush
Milk, to brush

Method 

Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7. Combine the cheeses, spring onions, tomato and egg in a bowl. Cut the pastry into circles using a 10cm cutter. Place heaped teaspoons of the mixture onto one half of each round. Fold the pastry over the filling to make semicircles. Brush the edges between the pastry with a little of the beaten egg and press the edges together firmly with a fork to seal. Place on a baking tray and brush with a little milk. Bake in the oven for 10–15 minutes or until puffed and golden. Allow the pastries to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.


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