Easter Inspired Cheese Ball

Easter is fast approaching and whilst it is all about the chocolate, yay, it is also a time for family and friends to get together and spend some time enjoying each others company over good food.

I found this clever idea whilst through Pinterest, my favourite haunt for holiday inspiration. I have an awesome cheese ball mix to use as the base to create this Easter inspired yumminess!

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This recipe makes one generous sized cheese ball, so it would probably be worth making a double sized batch so you can make a good sized ‘carrot’.

INGREDIENTS

125gm grated mild cheese

125gm grated mature cheese

125gm cream cheese (softened)

1 heaped dessert spoon of finely chopped red capsicum

1 dessert spoon finely chopped onion

1 1/2 dessertspoons of gherkin relish

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Sweet Paprika and Mild Curry Powder (see below)

1 bunch parsley for the ‘carrot’ top.

METHOD

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Line a slice tray with aluminum foil, making sure it is long enough to cover the ‘carrot’ when shaped.

Using damp hands press all the ingredients together, shape in to a triangular shape and lay on the foil.

In the example above they have covered the ‘carrot’ with extra cheese, but I will use the coating mix I normally use with this cheese ball. Combine one teaspoon of sweet paprika and one teaspoon of mild curry powder and sprinkle over the mix. It has an orange colour and adds extra flavor.

Wrap the ‘carrot’ with excess foil and place in the fridge preferably overnight.

Add the parsley once you have placed the ‘carrot’ on a serving platter.

This recipe is suitable to freeze if you want to make it in advance.

What do you like to cook at Easter time?

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