Funny how despite being a well travelled and adventurous eater and cook, some of the simplest things are still my favourite. When I was younger I insisted on eating like the grown ups, and when a cheese board came out it would always have some cheese triangles just for me. Well fast forward twenty-odd years and not much has changed: I still enjoy a cheese triangle on a cheese board! It’s definitely a favourite for me on those evenings when you fancy a ‘picky tea’.
So I’ve teamed up with my long term pals Laughing Cow to share with you some of my favourite snacking combinations for the humble cheese triangle on a cream cracker.
The Posh One
A posh one and a classic: smoked salmon and cheese are two of my favourite foods in the entire world, so it’s an obvious pairing. I like to finish it off with a generous sprig of fresh dill ( I love dill!) and lots of cracked black pepper.
The Punchy One
Creamy cheese with a good dollop of caramelised onion chutney and a crunch of cucumber… perfect for picnics! (Not so perfect for first dates).
The Fruity One
Grapes are not just for cheddar and brie. This combo is insanely quick to thrown together and I find it really refreshing. I like to finish it off with a sprinkle of sesame seeds for a nutty twang.
The Saucy One
Messy but a must. Smooth cheese Vs tangy sweet chilli – so good! Add a bit more sweetness with some juicy cherry tomatoes.
The Weird One
Okay, Ive saved the best until last. And it’s not a crowd pleaser. This has been a favourite of mine since as long as I can remember: peanut butter, jam… and a Laughing Cow triangle. Yes. you heard that right. But I promise you it’s delicious! I can’t tell you how happy I was, after years of people telling me what I weirdo I am for liking this combination, when I learned that my father-in-law was a fellow PB, jam and cheese fan. Yes! There’s an underground community of us oddballs, try it and tell me if you want to join the club…
So these are my favourites, what are yours? The Laughing Cow have created a (hilarious) snack inspiration book: the Cracker Sutra! Which has loads more ideas on how to top your crackers.
Oh and that’s not all, it’s giveaway time! Head over to my Twitter where you can enter for a chance to win an incredible hamper with the following goodies:
- A copy of the Cracker Sutra
- £15 itunes voucher
- Bath bomb
- Chocolate truffles
- Bottle of bubbly
- Nuts & chilli oil
- All the Laughing Cow flavours (cheese heaven!)
Basically, goodies for the ultimate floor picnic! The lucky winner will be picked Monday 20th evening so head on over to enter: just follow and re-tweet! Good luck 🙂