Time For Tea: Parmesan, Paprika and Oregano Bites

I never know how to describe these. They aren’t quite biscuits, or cake or bread… they are somewhere in between, and cheeeesey! So, obviously amazing. I think they make great snacks, picnic food, you can freeze them for later or they are yummy while they are still warm. Or with soup, they are delicious with soup!

Kind of random, but very versatile really.

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  • 225g self raising flour
  • 150ml milk
  • 50g Butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 25g parmesan
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt

Pre-heated oven 180 C/Gas Mark 5

So I start by putting all the the dry stuff in a bowl (flour, baking powder, oregano, paprika, and salt) and giving it a little mix.

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Then mix in the butter. The best way to do this is to rub the butter through the dry ingredients with the tips of your fingers until you get a bread crumb texture. My mum always told me to do this is with my palms facing up… but what ever way works for you!

Now mix through the cheese and add the milk. This will make it look really weird for a bit, but that’s fine, just bring it all together into a really sticky ball and you’ll be just fine.

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Now, divide the mix into 8-12 balls, depending on how big you want them. Pop them on a lined baking tray, squish them down until they are basically flat.

Then into the oven they go for about 15-25 minutes, depending on your oven. Mine always take ages!

And there you have it. Yummy, cheesy bites, perfect for any occasion.

You can also roll the balls out so that they are long and thin, and they make doughy cheese sticks. Also, yummy!

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Because these are cheesy, rather than sweet, my tea shout is a little harder this time. But I think that these stand up best with a traditional builders tea… hearty cuppa for a hearty cheesy snack!

Enjoy 🙂

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