Friday, September 24, 2010

Fancy Pants App: Three Ingredient Cheese Balls

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This is another of my mom's best appetizer recipes.  It was always present at Christmas, the Super Bowl, and any other time, depending on how much we begged!  It's mom's Gouda Ball.  It's become one of my favorite appetizers for football season, but since its just John and I most Sundays, I've revised the recipe to fit two or twenty!  Mom's always feeds about 6-10.


Three Ingredient Cheese Balls
1 can of crescent rolls
2-3 tablespoons spicy mustard
6 mini Babybel cheeses (John calls them "mini cheese rounds")

Mom makes these a bit different.  She uses a big gouda ball.  But the rest is the same.  I like hers best to serve at a fancy party.  People always exclaim over it when you cut into it and it just oozes cheese.  Anyway, onto the recipe.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Roll out the can of crescent rolls into one large piece of dough.  Cut the dough into 6 pieces.  I spread the spicy mustard over the dough leaving about 1/2 inch on all sides so the dough sticks together easily.  Then, I place the cheese in the middle of the dough and wrap it up.  Make sure the edges are sealed tight!  I always make one that isn't sealed good enough and leaks all over.  Place them in the oven for about 15 minutes, the rolls become golden brown.  This will serve between 3 and 4 people. 

Mom's should be baked in a casserole dish, about 30 minutes in a 325 degree F oven.  The rolls will become golden, and it should be heated through (if you put a toothpick in, you should find the cheese to be squishy, not still very dense.  Otherwise, it should be cooked some more.  It's bigger so I cook it at a lower temperature for longer, so the cheese has a chance to melt.  This will serve about 6.  In my family, four!

Cheese, dough, and mustard?  Three of my favorite things!  So really, how could this recipe ever be bad??

Until the next time my oven is on...

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