Cream Cheese Boats

It was another family birthday so I wanted to make a canapé to have with some pre dinner drinks..

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So first off I was making more pastry, this time a cheese pastry. I used the recipe for that back on 2nd September last year when I made the cheese straws!

I made the pastry earlier in the day and left in the fridge for a while.

So I don’t have a boat shaped mould, or know where I would get such a thing! I opted to use a muffin tray and cut circles of pastry. I ended up make 12 small circles.

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I always seem to have disasters any time I cook pastry on its own like this. If I’m making a tart I usually use baking beans to stop the pastry rising. I’m assuming that pricking the pastry with the fork is to keep the bases from rising so have my finger crossed!

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After just over 10 minutes they are nice and golden and they have kind of risen all over and don’t really look like boats!!

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So the fork thing didn’t really stop them from rising!

I carried on with the cream cheese and opted to add chives. I attempted to pipe on the cheese but it really wasn’t much and I ran out afte piping into 5, so I had to kind of spread on the rest.

I couldn’t bring myself to buy processed cheese for the sails! So instead I bought a block of Edam and cut slices of that for the triangular sails!

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So how were these? They were great! The pastry is good, chive cream cheese is good and then I do like Edam so that bit is good too. Overall they were a lovely wee canapé!

Would I make these again? Yes, loved them

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