Chile Cheese Wrap Ups

Course : Appetizers
Serves: 1
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2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup butter -- softened (1/2 stick)
2 tablespoons hot chile powder -- (new mexico, if possible)
2 tablespoons onion -- finely minced
2 tablespoons jalapeno or habanero chiles -- finely minced
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon salt -- (optional)

Preparation / Directions:

To prepare the pastry: Combine cheese, butter and chile powder. Mix in jalapenos until evenly distributed. Mix in flour and milk. Roll out pastry to 1/4 inch thick. Cut pastry into triangles big enough to wrap around any of the following fillings: Cooked shrimp Large pimento-stuffed green olives, drained well Cooked chorizo meatballs Large black olives, pitted Lil Smokies (small cooked sausage links) Pecan halves Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake at 375 for about 10-12 minutes. Makes around 3 dozen.

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