Thursday, 18 May 2017

Julie's fabulous Parmesan biscuits.


                             

It must be said that everyone (except for our 8 year old neighbour Sara) who has tasted these delicious savoury biscuits has given them 10 out of 10.

Certainly from the first time we tasted them, we were hooked.

Regular biscuit makers will know what to do with these ingredients (I of course don't).

100gms flour, 100 gms butter, 100 gms freshly grated Parmesan (don't use ready grated), 1 egg yolk, a pinch of chilli powder, and a sprinkling of cumin seeds. Do not add salt.

These are whizzed together, formed into a ball, and put into the fridge for a while. It's then rolled out, cut into small biscuit shapes, and baked for about 10 mins.

The finished biscuits are quite delicate, beautifully flavoured, a little spicy, and perfect with a glass of rouge.

Julie introduced us to them about 10 years ago, and ever since they have become a firm favourite in the Magnon household.

Someone arriving for drinks; Lady M gets her hands in the mix. They're a hit every time.

I'm actually eating some whilst writing this!



29 comments:

  1. Not bad! I'll be trying these later on, with a glass of rouge.
    I'm sure Sara will grow into them

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    1. When I gave her one recently she might have thought it was a sweet biscuit. All I heard was a slight yelp.

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  2. Yes please !
    I use to make a cheese cracker but the recipe was last in the fire and never found it again. I really miss them.
    Will try these to make instead.
    Thanks !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Not too much chilli; it can dominate.

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  3. They sound irresistible. I'd better not!

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    1. You could always make them for the gardener.

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  4. I think I have made a variation on this. Looking at your pic has reminded me of them. Thank you. x

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    1. Looking at that picture makes me hungry. Lady Magnon has promised she'll make another lot.

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  5. There was a question on dog's names on Pointless (I think) and the answer was Snowy but feel it should have been Milou. Hergé would know. We have a Tin Tin tin as well.

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    1. I saw that too, and wondered what would have happened if they'd said 'Milou' (as we both did).

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    2. Pointless to worry about it!

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    3. Absolutely pointless. We have never been able to understand it.

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  6. Like Sue, i'd better not.They look so good.

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    1. Once you've eaten one, you have an insatiable desire to eat six more.

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  7. They remind me of the cheddar wafers lots of people here make at Christmastime. Delicious and addictive!

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    1. I quite expect these could be made with Cheddar, but they would be very different.

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  8. I love your posts about food and am going to try these. Your post about the first meal your future wife ever cooked you has also inspired me to try an Estofat de Boeuf - though it sounds a large dish for just two...

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    1. Ah, that Estofat de Boeuf (followed by a Tarte Tatin) had me in her clutches. I remember the occasion as if was yesterday!

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  9. Cheers Cro, will give these a bash.
    Jean

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    1. You won't regret it (unless you add too much chilli).

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  10. They sound gorgeous, thanks for posting the recipe. The Sainted Delia has a fairly similar recipe in her Christmas book that she acquired from a very posh hotel in Norfolk - that one includes pistachios in place of the cumin. I shall definitely give Julie's recipe a try!

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    1. I'm a particular fan of both Cumin and Parmesan, so they suit me perfectly.

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  11. Sounds about my level at the moment Cro - trouble is I would probably eat the lot at one go.

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    1. Lady M's last batch lasted 3 days, so we do have SOME will power.

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  12. Savoury biscuits - every bit as good and sometimes better than sweet biscuits.
    I'll add this recipe to my pile which needs to be reduced to something manageable.

    Alphie

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    1. In my humble opinion this is one of the best ever biscuits.

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  13. I am going to try making these. Thank you for your recipes Cro.
    Greetings Maria x

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