Sunday, 9 December 2012

Stilton and nut bites

Great for cheese lovers! Store in an airtight container and keep for up to two weeks.

Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Line three baking paper. Sift 175g plain flour, a pinch of cayenne pepper amd dry mustard powder, plus pinch of salt into a bowl and stir. Rub in 125g cubed butter.
Add 50g grated Stilton, 75g extra mature Cheddar and 75g finely chopped walnuts and stir to mix evenly. Beat 1 large egg and add half to the walnut mix. Mix with your hands to make a dough. Shape into 40 small balls. Put on the trays, leaving a small gap between each one, and flatten slightly with the palm of your hand.
Brush the tops with the rest of the beaten egg, then sprinkle with 2tbsp poppy seeds.
Bake for 15 minutes. Cool the bites on the baking trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to finish cooling.

Makes: 40 bites
Ready in: 40mins plus cooling
Price per bite: 7p

Per serving:

Calories - 50
Fat - 3.5g
Sat Fat - 2.1g

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