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Snack Times become feasts with a little planning

Posted on December 14, 2016 by in baked goods, snacks

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Snack Times

Snack times are my best times. Those informal get-togethers that end up being the best memories.

Snack times can either be stressful and expensive or, with a little bit of clever shopping and cupboard stocking, most enjoyable. I thought it would be a good idea to give you a peep into my festive stock cupboard. I intend having a relaxing, stress-free holiday and I want you to enjoy the same. Here is a list of things I stock up with, I know it will help you.

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To make Snack Times even easier for you, here is a few recipes to keep on the back burner:

Devilled Chicken Livers

Pickles – this is a must, it can bring a boring cracker with cheese to life.

Aranchini – can be frozen and fried when needed

Biltong Snacks – banting friendly

Vegetables chips – great for vegetarians

Cheese Straws

Stuffed Figs – a show-off snack

This festive season I am stocking up on Bedouin Cream Cheese labneh and Labnehdews.  If you are staying in the Western Cape of having your holiday in the Western Cape,you should do the same. It can transform Snack Times into feasts. Bedouin products are now available at all Checkers stores in the Western Cape.

I used phyllo pastry for both these snacks and it cannot be easier.

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Labneh Triangles

makes 18

Ingredients

6 sheets phyllo pastry

45 ml butter – melted

1 jar Bedouin Cream Cheese Labneh – I used garlic flavor

125 g sundried tomato pesto

black or white sesame seeds

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Method

Lay one sheet of phyllo pastry on a work surface, paint with melted butter and place another sheet on top. Make two more two-layered sheets. Now cut each 2 layers in 6 even strips, cutting on the long side. So you will have 18 even strips.

Mix the labneh and sundried tomato pesto in a small bowl. Place a teaspoon of the labneh filling in one corner and fold the corner over to form a triangle. Keep folding as if you are folding a samoosa. Place on a baking sheet, freeze and keep until when needed.

When you are ready to bake them, preheat the oven to 180 C. Place the pastry triangles on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown. Scatter a few sesame seeds over the top.

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Labnehdew Poppers

makes 15 – 18

Ingredients

2 sheets phylo pastry

30 ml melted butter

1 jar Bedouin Labnedews

Method

Lay one sheet of phyllo pastry on a work surface, paint with melted butter and place another sheet on top. Make two more two-layered sheets. Now cut each 2 layers in 6 even strips, cutting on the long side. Cut each strip into 3 squares so that you have 18 squares. Place a labnehdew in the middle of the squae and bring the 4 points together and give it a slight twist to keep the ends together. Repeat with all the other squares.

Place on a baking sheet, freeze and keep until when needed.

When you are ready to bake them, preheat the oven to 180 C. Place the phyllo bundles on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown.  Serve as part of a snack platter with cold meats, fruit and vegetables.

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