Monday, 10 October 2011

Parmesan Biscuits

Before we get onto these exceedingly moreish bsicuits, I have to announce the winner of my 10,000 Cupcakes book competition. I used a random number generator to pick a comment…image

which was Amee! Congratulations! Please email me with your address and that lovely little book will be finding its way to you very soon. Now, back to those biscuits…DSCF8836I first saw these on Simon Hopkinson’s television show a few weeks ago and was instantly struck by their simplicity. In just a few minutes and a few pulses of the food processor – the dough is made! My family loves anything cheesy – cheese scones, cheesy pasta or cheese soufflé (although that’s just my parents – I can’t stand it!) so I knew these would go down well. And they definitely did! Whilst I was photographing them we just kept wanting to eat more and more. It is categorically impossible to eat just one of these, I promise. DSCF8835 The dough is full of parmesan and cheddar, then sprinkled with more parmesan, plus the dough has a pinch of cayenne pepper. The parmesan gives them a salty edge, the cayenne a touch of heat. The teaspoon of mustard powder that goes into the dough emphasises the flavour and I’m sure the mix would be very adaptable to whatever hard cheeses you have or like. The biscuits get crisp, lacy edges and slightly chewier tops where the cheese topping melts. They also make the house smell divine after their just six minutes of baking. Tempted yet? Here’s the recipe – enjoy!DSCF8839

 

10 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Congrats Amee! Those biscuits are wonderful. Really addictive, I'm sure...

Cheers,

Rosa

Nisrine said...

I love the shape of these biscuits, Lucy, and the the flavors must be just as stunning.

La Table De Nana said...

I was so hoping for a link!

They looks so delicious..Congratulations to your winner:)

Oh yes..these look divine.

Kate@whatkatebaked said...

I think I could eat these all day...

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

They look so good - I could go for the whole batch!
Mary x

Faith said...

Oh my goodness, do these biscuits look amazing! I love their flaky, crisp texture...I'm off to check out the recipe!

The Caked Crusader said...

It is shocking how many of these I could eat - cheesy biscuits are definitely my savoury undoing!

Jay said...

wow..sounds scrumptiously tasty..congrats to the winner.
first time here..love your space lucy..
wonderful posts with nice presentation..
Am your happy follower now..:)
do stop by mine sometime..
Tasty Appetite

La Table De Nana said...

Lucy I just made them..DELICIOUS!

My oven is off had to bake a bit longer..Both my husband and I call these keepers.
Thank you!

martinealison said...

Cela me semble si délicieux...
Bisous