This easy way to bake Cheese Dots is purely aesthetic for your entertaining days and is perfect to put a dip in the middle...any dip. Here we have our Leek Crema, but you can use whatever one you like the most.
How to make
Preheat oven to 400F.
Place dots in the angel food cake pan and bake for 45min until golden brown.
Start by cooking the leeks: set a pan on the stove top and let it get hot on high heat.
In the mean time, toss leeks with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place them cut side down on the hot pan and let it char a bit.
Turn the heat down, add the water and cover. Let it cook until leeks are soft.
In a blender or food processor: - add leeks, nuts, cheese, chili flakes, salt and olive oil.
Blend until smooth. Add water slowly if you think it isn’t smooth enough. You want a pesto consistency.
For a standard angel food cake pan, we used 20 dots (2 bags).
2 leeks halved and washed
1/2 cup of water to cook the leeks
1/3 cup of nuts of your choice: pine nuts and cashews are our favourite
salt to taste
1/2 cup of Parmesan or Pecorino Romano
1 tbsp dry chili flakes
1/4 cup of olive oil
water as needed to blend