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Recipe

Ball o' cheese bats

Ball o' cheese bats brought to you by Woman's Day. Photography by Rob Shaw/bauersyndication.com.au

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 5 mins cooking
  • Makes 20
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Ingredients

Ball o' cheese bats
  • 2 rindless bacon rashes, finely chopped
  • 2 eschalots, finely chopped
  • 250 gram cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/3 cup poppyseeds
  • 2 wholegrain wraps
  • 40 black olive slices
  • 40 pink peppercorns

Method

Ball o' cheese bats
  • 1
    Heat a frying pan on medium. saute bacon and eschalots 5-6 minutes until bacon is crisp. Cool.
  • 2
    In a bowl, combine cheeses, pesto and paprika. Add bacon mixture and mix well. Season. Chill 30 minutes until firm.
  • 3
    Roll 2 tsp mixture into balls. Coat in poppyseeds. Chill until ready to serve.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C. Cut 40 batwing shapes from tortilla wraps. Arrange on an oven tray. Bake 5 minutes until crisp.
  • 5
    Press 2 olive slices onto each ball for eyes, with peppercorns in the centre of each. Press two wings into the sides of each ball.

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