Saturday, 23 June 2018

Cheese and Chive Biscuits

A savoury biscuit such as these are delicious served with drinks or as an alternative to a sweet biscuits. The flavours can be varied, add a little curry powder or used other herbs such as thyme or oregano in smaller amounts. The biscuits can also be decorated with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.

Cheese and Chive Biscuits

125 g butter
100g Provolone Piquante, grated or other strong cheese
50 g  Parmesan, grated
1 - 2 tablespoons of dried chives
Pinch of cayenne pepper 
1 cup Wholemeal SR Flour
1 egg

Process butter, cheeses, cayenne and flour together until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.

Add chives and egg and pulse until mixture comes together.

Roll dough into a fat sausage shape approximately  three cm wide or larger/ smaller as desired.

Wrap tightly in foil and refrigerate until the dough is very firm, a few hours or over night.

Slice into rounds of approximately 3 - 5 millimetres in thickness.

Place biscuits onto greased tray or trays lined with baking paper.

Bake 160 deg C for approx 15 minutes or until golden brown. 

Cool on racks until completely cold and store in an airtight container.

Roll into a thick sausage and wrap tightly in foil.

Slice chilled dough into round of 3 - 5 millimetres.

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