|baked cheese balls ... or is that sliders ???|
abbylynn has LOTS of useful suggestions to make sure the cheese doesn't melt in the oven while these little babies are baking. the number one suggestion is fat free cheese, apparently we aren't healthy enough to have fat free cheese in nz (or at least i couldn't find any ANYWHERE) so i went with natural cheese sticks instead. i did use the freezing before baking trick on my string cheese though because i wanted to make sure i didn't have cheese puddles at the end.
the actual recipe is really easy, you literally cube up the cheese strings, dunk in milk, roll in breadcrumbs, and put in the oven to bake ... so i had high hopes that these would be a winner with my boys ....
|cut, dunk, and roll|
|into the oven they went ....|
|... five minutes later they were like this!|
|they were the perfect addition to our dinner :)|
outcome: didn't matter about the freezing part, apparently you need fat free cheese to stop these babies from melting! ok, remember when my oven and i had expanding biscuits on leap day, well the same happened to the cheese balls today ... so maybe it's me and my oven and not that actual recipe. we renamed our baked cheese balls sliders instead, still tasted superb and they were ALL gone by the end of dinner this evening ... heehee, whether its a ball or a slider there is something about hot cheese that just works!
while we had a small pinterest disaster, in terms of the shape but not the taste, i am really pleased i made these for the family who still loved them with dinner tonight! so my thanks goes to abbylynn from never trust a skinny cook who came up with this cool recipe and has better cheese choices than i do and also a better oven, apparently :)