One day I was having a really lazy morning; I pretty much stayed in bed all morning, tucked under my pristine, newly changed bedsheets and browsing through a few blogs I encountered on my Twitter feed. By the time I got out of bed, it was the afternoon and I hadn't eaten anything yet!
I was still pretty lazy by the time I was in the kitchen, so cooking wasn't an option for this particular day. All I had in my cupboard was chickpeas, lentils and a tonne of different pastas and gnocchi, which all required some sort of standing around and cooking, which I just really didn't want to do... plus I wasn't craving a heavy pasta meal.
What was I to do? It was just one of those days where I wasn't sure what would satisfy both my hunger and tastebuds. My thoughts started to approach dangerous waters... What if I just get a takeaway? I mean, Pizza Hut delivery is already open...
NO, GLESS! YOU MUST RESIST!
In the frantic hope that I would redeem my sanity for living a healthier lifestyle, I opened the treasure chest of food, the almighty shrine that centres a kitchen's purpose, the royalty of a foodie's humble home...
And there they were; laying on my half of the bottom shelf were the ingredients I needed for a light, late breakfast snack...
Light & Puffy Cheese Tri-Bites
These triangular bites of light, cheesy goodness are perfect finger foods! They are so easy and require minimal cooking effort - plus they are pretty damn satisfying! They're puffy, crispy, and taste even better when dipped into hummus!
1 ready rolled puff pastry sheet
Philadelphia cheese spread (full fat, light... depends on what you like!)
grated cheddar cheese
fresh parsley leaves
- Preheat the oven at 180 degrees.
- Roll out the puff pastry sheet. You don't need to do this on a floured surface; just simply roll it out and keep it in the greaseproof paper it was in.
- Spread the Philadelphia cheese spread all over the pastry. You're allowed to be super generous with this step.
- Here comes a little bit of geometry... Cut the pastry into long rectangular strips lengthwise, then do the same widthwise so that the pastry is cut into multiple squares.
- Without ruining the original shape of the pastry sheet, cut the pastry into triangles by slicing the individual squares in half diagonally.
- Sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese and garlic granules everywhere. There is never too much cheese.
- Place the triangular pastry pieces on lightly greased greaseproof paper (or foil) lined in an oven tray.
- Take the fresh parsley leaves and place one on each triangle. This adds a nice pop of colour as well as a mild bitterness that acts as a nice garnish to the rich cheesiness of the tri-bites.
- Pop the tray into the oven for 8-10 minutes at 180 degrees. Remember to keep checking on the tri-bites; they're small and delicate so they can easily get burnt!