Cumin scented cheese crumbles (a Maroque recipe)
ready in 45 mins
The crmbles go very well with a glass of fizz, or as part of a mezze starter.
90 gm butter
225gm cheddar cheese grated
170g plain flour
1 egg yolk
1/4 tsp salt
a pinch of cayenne
1 tsp cumin seeds
1. Heat the oven to 220oc. In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together to form a crumb like texture, similar to making crumble topping. Don't squeeze it in a ball.
2. Take a tablespoon of the dough at a time and roll into balls about 3cm wide. Place the balls on a greased or non stick baking tray and flatten slightly with your fingers. Leave enough room for them to spread as they cook.
3. Transfer to the hot oven and bake for about 15 minutes until slightly risen and golden.
4. Allow to cool and serve
Makes about 20