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Toasted Cheese Rounds



Its hard to believe that here we are on the last day of 2018!  I wonder what the new year will bring to each of us.  Good things I hope.  I know I have a new book coming out shortly.  This one is about half the size of the last one, but I have had nothing but good reports on it, so I am hopeful that it will also be a success, fingers crossed!



So that is one good thing to look forward to, on my part at least.  I try always to look at each new year as an opportunity.  I am not one much for making resolutions and such.  If I can end the year having done something good, and being a little bit better than I was the year before, then I call that year a success! 



I have never been one much for going out on New Years Eve.  It was always a bit cost prohibitive for us My parents always went to a dance each year. As children, we would be just as excited to ring in the New Year as they were.  But that was mainly because we knew they would bring us home a party hat and a noise maker to play with the next day.  (We were never allowed to play with them much until the 2nd of January due to headaches and such, lol)



Normally what we did when the children were growing up was to have a finger food buffet and watch a few movies that they enjoyed and then watch Dick Clark's Rocking New Years Eve.  My ex husband always had to work New Years Eve, so the children and I partied all on our own.  We didn't mind.  We enjoyed each others company and some delicious food. It was all good! 



Some favourites I would have made would be Chicken Wings  . . . .
my Smoked Salmon Spread was another favourite.  There would be chips and dips, and pizza rolls, etc.  A veritable finger food feast!




Finger food actually takes longer to make than a meal would.  Its all the picky bits.  I remember when I worked at the Manor, I had to put together a finger food buffet for 200 when their daughter graduated, and that was tons of work.  I was working for days and days to get ready for that one! 



I relied heavily on things that I could make ahead and freeze on trays that I was then able to take out and cook on the day.  Tasty nibbles such as these Toasted Cheese Rounds! 



These are so quick and easy to make, and very easy to make ahead and freeze (if you need to). 


They basically only use three ingredients, four if you count the baguette rounds. 


Grated cheese, mayonnaise and chopped spring onions.  The original recipe called for twice as much mayonnaise, but I have cut it way back and they work fine with half the amount.  I would not use low fat mayo.   You just mix together all the ingredients and then spread the mixture onto French bread rounds and bake.  Easy Peasy! 



The end result are hot, baked, crispy, cheese rounds of deliciousness!  Quick, easy and tasty.  I call these triple winners!

Yield: 40

Toasted Cheese Rounds

prep time: 10 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 25 mins
A quick, easy and delicious nibble for celebrations and get togethers.

ingredients:


220g good quality mayonnaise (1 cup)
240g grated strong cheddar cheese (2 cups)
60g grated Parmesan cheese (1/3 cup)
1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and minced
40 (1/2 inch thick) slices of baguette bread

instructions:


Preheat
 the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4.  Mix the mayonnaise, both cheeses
and the onions together in a bowl, mixing together well.  Spread on one
side of each bread round and place, cheese side up onto baking trays. 
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until bubbling and golden
brown.  Serve immediately.

Note - You
can make ahead and just bake as needed.  You can also freeze these
unbaked in a single layer and pop them into the oven frozen, baking as
above.  They will  take slightly longer to bake.

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Oh boy but these are some good.  I even like them cold and leftover the day after, but then again, I am a bit of a Glutton. (Aren't we all to some degree!)  Whatever  . . .  Bon appetit and Happy New Year! 



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Marie Rayner
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  1. They are good:) I have been making versions of for yrs..a friend at the tmes recipe..sometimes curry powder and black olives are added:)
    Here's a shocker.I hate NYE and NYE parties except when with family.
    Always have.

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    1. I am like you Monique! Much happier with small groups and people I feel close to! And I am never good with night things! I am so not a night owl! xoxo

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    2. PS - your additions sound gorgeous, especially the curry!

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  2. Those look really delicious, Marie. I'll often make crostini with the cheese but the mayo would give it a different texture. I'll have to try these. Not tonight -- but soon!

    Happy New Year, however you celebrate. I hope it's lovely!

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    1. Happy New Year Jeanie! These make great dinner party canapes as well. Maybe on one of your wine nights! xoxo

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  3. Leftovers? As if I'd leave any leftovers! I made these yesterday - amazingly I had everything on hand. They are delicious. I think it's the mayo that makes a difference and lifts it from just being melted cheese on toast. We really enjoyed them and they'll be a regular snack around here. Thankyou!

    I hope that you had a lovely NYE and that 2019 is a terrific year for you, Todd and Mitzie. Our NYE was a quiet one spent at home, as Miss Sophie is terrified of fireworks. We enjoyed just being together with a few nibbles, lots of cuddles and a couple of good movies. My twenty year old self would be horrified - ha, ha.

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    1. It does make a difference Marie! I cut the amount of mayo in half as I thought with the full 2 cups the original recipe asked for they would be too greasy. They would also be great with soup! I hope that you have a wonderful 2019 filled with lots of love and light! We had a quiet one at home also as we are not party animals. Home and quiet is the way we roll! xoxo

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