Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Advent :: Day four

On day four I give you a recipe...
This is a Paul Hollywood recipe and whilst the man may have fallen from my favour for his shenanigans, he does know how to bake a wonderful cheesy biscuit. Light, flaky melt in your mouth and so easy!
They don't look much but they taste wonderful and are the perfect accompaniment to drinks... I like mine with a glass of chilled Oloroso.

Cheesy Biscuits
75g plain flour
75g unsalted butter, cubed
75g Gruyere cheese, finely grated
Whizz together the flour and butter in a food processor until it looks like breadcrumbs. Add the cheese and continue to process until the mixture forms a ball. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for half hour.
Pre-heat oven to 200 deg C and line two baking sheets with non stick baking parchment. Roll the dough out to about 5mm thick and cut out circles with a 5 cm round biscuit cutter. (You should get about 24 biscuits.) Put the circles onto the baking sheets and leave them well spaced. Bake for 10 minutes (watch that they don't get too brown). Grind with salt and pepper while they are still warm and allow to cool.
Apparently they will keep for a few days in an airtight tin but I can't confirm that as they never last more than a few minutes in our house!


  1. They sound really scummy and I bet they fly off the plate. Thanks for sharing the recipe - it seems so simple and quick to make. You'll have to make some more for Christmas - probably 3 or 4 more batches!

  2. Well I have just read your last four blogs ! They are great and thanks for doing the advent again - and all those blogs it will be a milestone. The crochet decorations are lovely and all the felted ones are great - and now those biscuits sound lovely. Your chocolate chip cookies are a firm favorite with my family - so shall have to try these now. Thanks for all your blogs x

  3. Ahh I was wondering when the food would kick in Gina !! ;)
    They look delicious and sound very easy to make too, thanks for sharing the recipe!
    V xxx

  4. They look delicious Gina! I didn't know who Paul Hollywood was so I went to wikipedia. Naughty, Naughty -- it appears he's been hiding the salami in the wrong place!

  5. Mmmmm, they sound delicious, I'll have to have a go at them - I'm sure my cheese freak family will make light work of them!


  6. hoo hoo I'll have to try those Gina - can't imagine they would last 5 mins out of the oven.

  7. I too have copied the recipe to make later, and I doubt if mine will hide in a biscuit tin either! I love the crochet baubles from yesterday, but I have never learned to crochet so I will give that one a miss. Cheers

  8. These sound delicious, and they look so perfect! Thanks for sharing the recipe Gina. I've been reading back through your last posts playing catch-up with your daily advent posts ... what a wonderful treat to read these each day :) Wendy x

  9. These look just right, might have to have a go at them for Christmas. Our contribution to one of our children's Christmas dinners is cheese and biscuits and I've just been reunited with my 30 year old Moulinex food processor. Thank you for the recipe.

  10. I think I would cut out the rolling out step but making a log of the mixture in cling film and cutting off rounds at the required thickness.

  11. We opened a bottle of Crofts tonight..... well, it IS nearly Christmas, isn't it? Shall give these biscuits a go at the weekend methinks.

  12. They look fantastic, cheese is on this weeks shopping list. Thank you for the recipe. x


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