Cream Cheese and Roasted Chilli Balls

Impress your guests with this easy to make and beautifully presented appetiser



1/2 Cup of Fresh Chilli

1/2 Cup of Garlic

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Sesame Seeds

Olive Oil for Coating

Thyme for Serving


Chop or grate chilli and garlic into fine flakes

Line baking tray with olive oil

Sprinkle grated chilli and garlic onto tray and bake at a low temperature to dehydrate the flakes at 150º C for about 30 mins - Keep checking that the flakes don't burn.

Once the flakes are ready pour into a bowl with salt, pepper, and sesame seeds to taste

Roll cream cheese into balls (1 teaspoon each). Drop into spice mixture. Cover and marinate several hours at room temperature. (Cheese balls will keep, covered, in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks; bring to room temperature before serving.)

Serve on a bed of thyme for extra flavour along with crackers or Melba toast.