Cheddar Cheese Balls

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Best served as starter or afternoon snack, these savoury balls will melt in your mouth as soon as you pop them in.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
Makes: 20 servings

2 cups self raising flour
2 eggs
2 tbsp butter
2 cups water
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 onion diced thinly
a few branches of thyme
oil for frying


Place water, butter, diced onion and thyme in a saucepan.

Place water, butter, diced onion and thyme in a saucepan

Bring to boil.

Gradually, add flour, taking care not to allow formation of lumps. Mix well until dough leaves sides of pan.

Gradually add flour and mix well

Lower heat, add cheese, salt and pepper. Mix well and take off heat. Remove branch of thyme.

add cheese, salt and pepper

Mix well

When cooled down, firstly add one egg, mix thoroughly before adding the second one. Again, mix well until all eggs have been absorbed in.

Add egg one by one

Mix well until all eggs have been absorbed in

Form small balls with your hands. To prevent your fingers from getting sticky, take a little dough, roll it in breadcrumbs and then, form smooth little balls with the palm of your hand.

Deep fry in hot oil until golden in colour. Leave to drain on kitchen paper before serving.

Serve hot or cold

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