06 Aug

Crispy baked green olives

Photography by Steve Brown,
Recipe by Dixie Elliott,


  • 3/4 cup tasty cheese, grated * 100g butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt flakes
  • 24 large semi-dried, tomato-stuffed green olives
  • olive oil spray


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Combine cheese, butter, flour, lemon pepper and salt in food processor.
  3. Process until mixture comes together to form a pastry.
  4. Remove from processor and knead lightly until pastry is smooth.
  5. Flatten into an 18cm square, cut into 24 even pieces.
  6. Using your fingers, mould a piece of pastry around each olive so it’s completely enclosed.
  7. Place onto prepared baking tray. Spray with oil and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Cool and serve with pre-dinner drinks.

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