Snacks

Herbed Cheese Biscuits

Cheese, butter, garlic, herbs, chilies bursting with flavour, plus that extra pinch of sea salt on top… ooh la la! When I got my hands on this delicious churned butter with tons of fresh green herbs and garlic from Shweta of Sowhyte fame – I instantly felt a biscuit was in order. This is a simple recipe of butter, flour, salt, herbs and cheese! This biscuit is not a cracker, but a softer one similar to that of an English scone, albeit a slimmer one! I’ve used them as croutons on top of soup, placed on a cheese platter, served alongside this Spicy Onion Relish….

Easy, instant, and if the cookie cutter is laborious to you, simple use a pizza cutter and cut into squares! Also, if you wish to make this into thicker scones, add a pinch of baking powder and cream of tartar into the dry mixture and then add to the dough.

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The Recipe
Serves Yields: 24-36 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 100g Garlic + Herb Butter from Sowhyte
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 125g flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 50g grated cheese (2 cubes of Amul processed cheese)
  • 1 tbsp parmesan powder cheese
  • 1-2 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp milk (for brushing)
  • sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 150C
  • In a big mixing bowl, whisk the flavoured butter and oil until creamed
  • Add the grated cheese, salt, chilli flakes and nutmeg and whisk
  • Then add the flour and combine to a dough
  • Place the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out to a 1-2 cm thickness
  • Then sprinkle red chilli flakes and parmesan cheese and gently roll over once to set
  • Cut out with your desired shape of cookie cutter and carefully transfer to a prepared baking tray with parchment paper
  • Brush the biscuits with milk and sprinkle sea salt on top
  • Bake for 15 minutes
  • Then remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack to cool down completely before eating
  • NOTE:
  • If the dough is too soft to work with, place in the fridge for 30 minutes or so
  • Adjust salt level as per the cheese you are using
  • If you are unable to get your hands on Sowhyte, you can replace with the following:
  • 100g butter (room temperature) + 2 tbsp dried Italian herbs + 2 tsp minced garlic