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Olive And Cheese Eye-Ball Bites

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These Olive and Cheese Eyeball Bites are a perfect snack for your Halloween party. Serve them with blood sauce.
Ingredients
For olive and cheese eye ball bites
  White plain flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Wholemeal plain flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Paprika 2 Teaspoon (add more for more spicy)
  Cold butter 180 Gram, chopped
  Grated cheddar cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 , lightly beaten
  Pimiento stuffed green olives 40 Large (Manzilla)
For blood sauce
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Large
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Cornflour 2 Teaspoon
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Tomato puree 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Canned pimientos 400 Gram, drained and sliced
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Rinse the olives under cold water and drain well. Pat with absorbent paper. Keep aside.
2. Sift the flours with the paprika into a medium bowl.

MAKING
3. Add the cut up butter to the flour and rub in until mixture resembles sand.
4. Stir in cheeses and mustard.
5. Add enough egg to the mixture to make a stiff dough.
6. Press dough into a ball and wrap with cling film.
7. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
8. In the meantime, make the blood sauce by heating the olive oil in a medium saucepan.
9. Add onion and garlic and saute for 4 minutes until soft.
10. Add tomato puree, pimientos and saute.
11. Add water to the sauce and stir. Bring to a boil.
12. Blend cornflour in water and stir into sauce. Cook, stirring until the blood sauce thickens and bubbles. Take pan off the heat and keep the sauce warm.
13. Roll the dough out thinly, on floured work surface.
14. Use an 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter to cut dough circles. Make 40 or equal to the olives.
15. Wrap each olive in the pastry circle and shape into a round.
16. Fry the Olive-cheese bites in hot oil or bake them in hot oven until golden brown.
17. Cool slightly.

SERVING
18. Cut the some of the Olive and Cheese Eye-Ball Bites into half and leave others whole.
19. Arrange them on a platter.
20. Reheat the Blood sauce if you want and pour into a bowl.
21. Provide cocktail toothpicks to eat the Olive and Cheese Eye-Ball Bites with the blood sauce.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Cheesy
Occasion: 
Halloween
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Olive
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
20
Story
Its party time and these olive cheese bites make a wonderful cocktail snack for any party. But you really don’t need a party to make up a batch of these. I used to make these on weekend nights, settle down in my comfy lazy-boy and enjoy these while watching a movie. The last time I ate these while watching a horror movie and freaked out! I decided to make them for Halloween.

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