Filo Snack Bites

  • Cook: 30 min
  • Servings: 20
  • Level: Medium

Ingredients

  • 100 g soft, pitted dates
  • 100 g Apetina® Classic Block (or use cubes in oil or brine)
  • 25 g almonds - lightly roasted
  • zest from 1 organic orange
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 4 large sheets of filo pastry
  • 50-100 g of melted butter or olive oil

Twist

You can substitute the dates for additional herbs and white cheese to make it a savory snack, or you can serve them with a sweet yogurt dipping sauce for dessert.

Serving

Serve as a snack, starter or as part of a tapas menu.

These filo bites are the perfect snack or appetizer. They are great served on the cheese table, enjoyed with a glass of red wine or even as a snack on New Years Eve while toasting in champagne.

The salty white cheese and the sweet dates give the perfect combination of sweet and savoury in one bite. I have added some fresh rosemary and orange zest to the filling for additional aroma, but feel free to omit or play around with your favourite add-ons - either way these little snacks are packed with flavour.

Instructions:

In a food processor combine dates, white cheese, nuts, rosemary and orange zest and pulse until you have a sticky dough. Cut each of the filo sheets into 5 long pieces. Brush them with butter or oil and place a tsp. of filling in the bottom corner. Roll the corner up to the other side, getting the shape of a triangle. Keep rolling from side to side, until you have a little firm triangle covered in several layers of filo pastry (see picture). Place all the triangles on a lined baking sheet and brush with extra butter/oil and bake in the oven for 12 min at 200 C until golden and crispy.