These cheese-balls take only a few minutes to prepare and are a perfect snack or breakfast, especially accompanied with milk or yogurt drink. The technology somewhat reminds me of making meat-balls, so I called them cheese-balls. Various versions of these are popular in different parts of Bulgaria, here's how I made mine today:
- 1 egg
- 1 cup crumbled cheese
- 1 cup yogurt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
Place the cheese in a bowl and crumble it with a fork. Add the egg, the oil and the yogurt, mixed with the baking powder. Stir with the fork. Gradually add the flour and continue stirring the mixture. No kneading is required, the dough is moist and rough, but not runny. Fill a small bowl with water, turn on the oven at 200C, cover the baking tin with paper and start making the balls like you make meatballs - wet your fingers, take a small amount of the dough, roll it into a ball, flatten it a bit and place it on the baking paper. After all of the dough has been made into balls, place a small piece of butter into the center of each ball and put the tin in the oven. Bake until the balls turn golden brown.
I added a good pinch of savory to my dough, as I love the combination of savory and cheese, but you can spice them to your own preference.