• Prep Time
    5 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    5 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 30
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    Whole Wheat Mini Caprese Baskets (Canastitas de Caprese)

    Take a bite of holiday cheer with these festive red, green, and white appetizers. In this dish, a whole wheat basket is stuffed with fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella and baked until golden brown and bubble. An elegant nibble and a healthy bite among end-of-the-year indulgence.


    Ingredients
    Dough
    6
    ounces
    organic whole wheat flour
    6
    ounces
    cake flour
    1
    teaspoon
    salt
    1 1/2
    tablespoons
    vegetable oil
    1
    tablespoon
    organic vegetable shortening (non-hydrogenated)
    1
    cup
    water
    Caprese Filling
    30
    cherries tomatoes, seedless
    1
    handful
    fresh basil, finely chopped
    5
    ounces
    fresh mozzarella, cubed
    *
    salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    *
    grated Parmesan cheese, to taste
    Directions
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
    In a large bowl, mix tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, salt and pepper, and Parmesan cheese. Set aside.
    In a large bow, add the flour and salt. Make a well in the center, stir in shortening and some water.
    Knead the dough until the dough becomes uniform. Slowly add water to the rest of ingredients in the bowl.
    Sprinkle flour on a work surface. Make walnut-size balls from the dough and let them rest.
    Roll the dough with a rolling pin to about 1/8 inches thickness.
    Cut dough into discs, approximately 3 inches in diameter.
    Place each disc in a mini muffin mold or pan. Press the dough against the bottom and sides to form small basket. Add the Caprese filling.
    Bake at 350°F until the mini baskets are lightly golden brown. Serve.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 30
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