Inspiration for baking hit me yesterday morning. I’ve been browsing cooking magazines and cookbooks like the lovely sisters Eisenman’s cookbook for parties because I’m trying to plan a meny for a Saturday afternoon party in December. I decided to try some salty biscuits and biscotti like cantuccini but with cheese.
I tried two recipes that both come from the Eisenmans’ book and two different cheeses in the biscuits. The biscotti recipe goes like this, and makes about 30 biscuits. I halved the recipe and made them with two cheeses.
75 g butter, 3 dl flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder, 1tbsp olive oil, 1 egg, 1/2 dl milk, 50 g grated Parmesan, 25 g roasted pine nuts
Mix the flour, salt and baking powder in a kitchen aid. Add the cold butter, mix. Mix The milk, egg and olive oil and pour the mixture into the kitchen aid. Add the Parmesan and pine nuts. Bake into two sticks. 3-4 cm in diameter. Bake in 175 C for 30 minutes. Let cool for a while and cut into small pieces.
Biscuits with Parmesan and Rosemary/ Cheddar and Thyme
These biscuits are a bit lighter than the biscotti, and very easy to make.
2 dl flour, 1 tsp salt, 3 tbsp butter, 2,5 dl grated Parmesan/Cheddar, 2 tsp rosemary/thyme, 3/4 dl sour cream
Egg white, rosemary/thyme
Use a kitchen aid and mix the flour, salt and butter. Add the cheese and herbs. Mix in the sour cream last.
Bake into a roll and refrigerate for half an hour. Cut into slices, makes about 30. Decorate the biscuits med herbs. Dip herb leaves into egg white and place them on the biscuits. Bake in 175 C for 20 minutes.