Monday, 5 October 2009

Little Cheesy Biscuits

With thanks to Lottie Duncan for this recipe. These are the most gorgeous little savoury biscuits. Perfect for serving with pre dinner drinks. Be warned once you start eating them you won't be able to stop. I think they would be worth making to use as a crumble topping on a savoury pie instead of pastry. Very quick and easy to make which is always a plus in my book. I didn't cover them with seeds as I thought my little people might like them. They seem to associate biscuits with sweetness so they weren't a hit with them. Perfect for the adults though.

Cheesy Biscuits


100g/4oz butter
100g/4oz self raising
75g/3oz strong cheddar cheese
25g/1oz grated Parmesan cheese
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 egg for egg wash
Pumpkin, sesame, sunflower, fennel, poppy seeds

Preheat the oven to 200C Mk6 400F
AGA 4/3/2 dr -grid shelf roasting oven

Place the butter, flour and cheeses together in a food processor and whiz until it all comes together.
Remove onto a floured surface and roll out into a thick cigar shape. Wrap in cling film and chill for 1 hour or pop in the freezer fo 15-20 mins
Remove from the fridge, take off the cling film and slice into discs. If you want nice thin biscuits, remember to cut the slices about ½ cm thick. The colder the dough, the easier this is to do.
Place on a non-stick baking sheet and brush with egg wash. Sprinkle over your chosen topping and bake for about 4-5 minutes in the oven until firm and gold brown.
Cool and then serve.


Maria♥ said...

They definitely look moreish!


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhhh, those definitely look good! Perfect with a good glass of white wine...



Lucie said...

they do look lovely Brenda, gorgeous with some cava or champers... these will be worth doing at christmas time.

Love Lucie xx

Gloria said...

I love these biscuits Brenda, look delicious! (I love cheese ) gloria

Ursula said...

I have to hand it to you: 26 years ago I fled the country obsessed with home baked cakes, pastries and biscuits only to now have landed in your net of THEEE most enticing ways with flour, butter and eggs ever. Can't wait to get my wrist action going once more.

Thank you so much for your sympathy via Grannymar's blog. You have fed my well risen dough of self pity. Will knock it back any time soon.


JillyB said...

Brenda, these look lovely and I think it's a bril idea to use the recipe for a savoury crumble.

Cynthia said...

I bet these are the type that you can help popping into your mouth until all is gone. I made what I call little cheese buttons over the summer - very similar ingredients to your biscuits and it was embarrassing to see the way me and my friends wolfed them down :)

Bridgett said...

I love the idea of using them as a topping for a savory pie! How indulgent. These look so yummy and would be perfect for a snack with some wine.

Kelly-Jane said...

Lovely biscuits :)

We all loved these too, actually it was seeing yours that prompted me to give them a go, so thank you.

Pity they were all gone in a flash!

George@CulinaryTravels said...

They look lovely, I wish i liked cheesy biscuits :(

Natalya said...

They look so yummy.
I am invited to a party this weekend and I didn’t know what I could bring to accompany drinks.
I guess I’ll make your biscuits!

arista said...

I love cheesy biscuits - although I seem to be the only one in my family so I don't usually make them. Which means I would eat them all!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMM,...your cheesy cookies look excellent to nibble on,....

Rhyleysgranny said...

I have been negligent of my blog this past wee while. Thank you all for your comments.

Ursula i hope you'll be back to beating up things soon

The Caked Crusader said...

ooh, cheesy bics are my ultimate savoury weakness. I could eat all of these in one sitting!

Talita said...

Yummm!!! You have so many delicious recipes here!! Love all!

Natalya said...

Granny, I made them a couple of weeks ago to treat my guests. They turned out delicious and everybody was pleased to eat them as an appetizer with drinks.
I have put your recipe on my blog. I hope you don't mind, here is the link:
Thanks again for the recipe!

Sarah said...

Brenda, these look really lovely. I make parmesan shortbread which is very similar and will lend itself to many wonderful toppings for canapes.

Ursula said...

Success for me, feedback for you:

I made the dough back in October, put it in the freezer and - last night - grated it over one of my savoury concoctions. As you say: It makes a brilliant crumble.

Before I go to make another batch: Since out of my casts and instead of kneading playdoh as recommended by the physiotherapist I have been kneading and stretching bread dough like someone possessed. Definitely got the bug now. So, maybe that accident was good for something - other than teaching me patience.


Rhyleysgranny said...

Ursula what a good idea grating the frozen dough I will remember that.:) Glad you have the cast s off. Kneading bread would be much more therapeutic in every way than rolling play dough around. Thanks for getting back to me:)