I wanted a trio of appetisers and this felt the most appropriate as I had a lot of cream cheese to use up…
Parsley or desiccated coconut or chopped almonds or chopped walnuts or chopped ham.
If the cheese is rather stiff, mix it with a little milk, blending until smooth. Form into balls about the size of a walnut and roll in one of the chosen coverings.
I didn’t need milk as the cheese was quite soft, would’ve been a complete mess if I’d added any liquid it!
Well what a decision I had as to how to cover these. I have all the suggested ingredients and I was tempted to do a little variety pack but considering I’d spent a fair amount of time stuffing fruit I wanted to just pick one so I opted for chopped walnuts.
Instead of forming into balls I had to use two teaspoons to drop the cheese into a bowl of chopped nuts. There was simply no way I could form the cream cheese into balls with my hands. Once I had dropped little spoonfuls into a plate of chopped nuts I could use the nuts to form into more of a ball shape and they started to look ok. I put them into the fridge to firm up a bit before eating.
I’m glad I made these quite small, but they were again a rather lovely accompaniment with drinks. The cheese was not too soft and really well seasoned then there was a nice crunch from the nuts. You could use any kind of nut I think and it would be interesting to try with coconut.
Overall I’m quite pleased with my appetisers this evening, they have been quite delicious and a nice change from the usual crisps.