My favourite snack at the moment20

Posted on November 21, 2008 by ChristieBreakfast, Snacks & Starters, Vegetarian

[Pear, cheese and cracked black pepper snack]

I go through trends with the snacks that I have for morning or afternoon tea and this is my latest obsession.

Unfortunately I have to admit that it’s not my own fabulous idea. That accolade belongs to The Bear’s lovely Aunt Virginia. When she was last visiting she mentioned she ate this gorgeous combination for breakfast on toast and I immediately fell in love with the idea.

So when I was searching for my afternoon snack the next day I quickly bypassed the peanut butter in favour of some low fat cheddar, a ripe pear and freshly cracked black pepper on my beloved Vita Wheat 9 grains crackers. Eureka! It’s delicious. You really should try it.

If you follow me on Twitter you’ll no doubt have seen me banging on lately about how much I love this combination, so I’m sorry if you’re reading this thinking ‘oh no, hopefully she’ll stop after this post’. OK, yes I will.

But not before I let you know about the versatility of this yummy snack and the reason why I love it so much. I’ve tried substituting the cheese and fruit elements with much success; ricotta and apple, brie and pear, mascarpone and strawberries, feta and grapes – always with a generous grind of black pepper to keep it nice and savoury.

Do you know the reason why I love it though? Because I feel like I’m having dessert in between meals. I’m not much of a sweet person, you see, I much prefer cheese after my meal. So by eating this in the afternoon a few hours before dinner-time I can satifsy my dessert cravings in advance. Pure genius.

Give it a go and let me know what you think!

Happy cooking, Christie

ps. I’m still in London and have had some excellent meals, so expect some reviews coming up real soon! Also, I’m meeting up with a bunch of London food bloggers next week so you’ll be hearing all about that too. Chat soon x

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