Thursday, December 2, 2010

Snacember 2

Here is a quick and easy recipe for a festive holiday nibble...

Snack #2

This is an old-school recipe that stands the test of time.  A twist on the usual "cheese ball", this Stuffed Edam is a great addition to a buffet, and a perfectly portable delectable to bring to a party.  And at this time of year, everyone seems to be carrying these round red wax covered cheeses...I even spotted them at Costco last week!


1 large 2 lb. round Edam cheese ball (they also make a 4 lb for larger parties, just double the rest of the ingredients!)
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp. mustard powder
½ tsp. garlic powder
1 T minced scallions
1 tbsp. cream
dusting of smoked paprika (opt.)

Slice about 1 inch off of the top of the cheese. Hollow out the Edam leaving about a ½ inch thick shell, using a spoon or melon baller, placing the cheese in your food processor. DO NOT REMOVE THE RED WAX! The wax helps hold it together, and looks pretty. Add other ingredients to the cheese, and process until smooth. Stuff back into Edam, sprinkle with smoked paprika if you like, and serve with crackers or cocktail rye bread.

Yours in Good Taste,
The Polymath

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