Friday, 17 October 2014
Peppery cheese biscuits
I've just made these - a batch of peppery cheese biscuits, which are superb, though I say it myself., I gave one to my OH to taste and he pulled SUCH a face you would think they were full of garlic and he was a vampire! I asked what was wrong, and apparently they were "too dry" . . . That's the whole point of biscuits I told him. Actually, I thought they were pretty good as they had nice layers ("lamination" is it? I've been watching Bakeoff!) and are SO tasty. Ah well, his loss. I am taking them along as a gift for our friends whose turn it is to host the tea party this morning (we take it in turns, but I always bake, as it gives me an excuse!!)
Here is the recipe, from caroline Liddell's The New Baking (1988, so not so new now).
I hope you can reaad it. It calls for 3 oz (75g) each of the first three ingredients - margarine, Parmesan cheese (I used extra strong Cheddar, as I had no Parmesan in the fridge), and brown plain flour (I used OO grade white, as it needed using up). 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 - 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper. Poppy seeds to sprinkle on top.
DO NOT MAKE IF HUNGRY. You have been warned!