Monday, 17 November 2014

Recipe: Parmesan Biscuits

I'm not much of a savoury baker, I usually have cravings for sweet treats. However, when I have some leftover parmesan in the fridge I love to make these shortbread biscuits to use it up.

Based on a Nigella recipe, I split the dough and make half with rosemary and the other half with sundried tomato paste. These extra flavour make them even more delicious than the originals!

Now that soup season is officially here (woop!) I like to have them on the side instead of a bread roll, but they also make a great snack and would make a nice addition to the Christmas and New Year spreads this year.

Makes approx 30 biscuits.

150g plain flour
75g grated parmesan
100g unsalted butter, diced into cubes
1 egg yolk
1 handful of rosemary, finely chopped
1 heaped tsp sundried tomato paste


1. Mix the flour, parmesan, butter and egg yolk in the food processor until it forms a dough

2. On a floured surface, knead for about 30 seconds and then divide the dough in half.

3. Take one of the halves and roll out until about 1cm thick, add the rosemary and fold and knead together to mix it through.

4. Roll into a cylinder shape about 3cm in diameter and the ends are flat.

5. Repeat the process with the other half of the dough and the sundried tomato paste.

6. Separately wrap in clingfilm and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.

7. Heat the oven to 180c, and line a two baking trays with greaseproof paper.

8. After 30 minutes in the fridge the cylinders should be firm. Unwrap from the clingfilm and then slice off thick slices of the cylinder (about 1cm thick)

9. Arrange on the baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes. Leave to cool and firm on the baking trays before transferring to a wire rack.

Sophie x

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  1. Hi Sophie. Thank you for following me on Instagram. Your blog is great, I've added you to my Wordpress reading list! Please come and check out Miss Friday's Feast. xx

    1. Hi Nicole - thanks very much! I'll come and check it out :)

  2. Hmmm this look delicious and PERFECT to have with a nice bowl of soup!

    Thanks for linking up to The Loveliest Food's Recipe Swap Club xx

  3. These look amazing - I've never had anything like this before but I think it's about time for some savoury baking!

    1. Thanks Kirsty! I hadn't either but when I first tried them I knew I would be making them again!

  4. Ive never baked savoury biscuits before, so these seem lovely! Though, I am a huge fan of cheese so see these being a great treat! <3
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    1. They're great if you've got leftover parmesan to use up! Yummy little savoury snack.

  5. I found you through The Loveliest Food Recipe Swap Club. This recipe looks so tasty, can wait to give it a try.x

  6. Mmm these look delicious! Definitely trying this recipe at home xx

  7. I am not very good at savoury biscuits but these look delicious. Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare


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