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Olive Ricotta Puffs



80 puffs


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

8 oz. ricotta cheese at room temp.
8 oz. cream cheese at room temp.
5 finely chopped spring onions
½ cup good quality Greek olives, pitted and finely chopped   
6 teasp. mayonnaise
1 dash Tabasco or to taste
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 ½  loaves of crusty French baguette cut into ¼ inch thick circles
¼ cup soft unsalted butter

Very lightly butter each round of bread. Toast lightly in preheated oven for 5 min. until just barely golden. Cool on rack for 10 min.

Mix ricotta, cream cheese, green onions, olives, mayo, Tabasco and grated parmesan.  Spread 1 teaspoon of this mixture onto each cooled round of toasted French bread. We use a small ice cream scoop.
Bake for approx. 10 min. in hot oven until top is golden. Serve hot or warm.