Sunday, August 11, 2013

Crispy Cheese Biscuits

With housewifely diligence, I resolved to bake a morsel for Scottish Husband to accompany his glass of wine when he sits around of an evening denouncing Socialism.



A sprint round the cheese biscuit recipes yielded that they all contained too much butter, lovely and all though butter is. So here's how I made mine, which turned out deliciously: 
Place 8 oz flour, 3 oz butter, and 4 oz of any hard cheese you like in a food processor. I used a mix of parmesan and mature cheddar, but stilton would be lovely too. Press go. 
When nicely blitzed, add an egg and then gradually a small quantity of cold water until the mix reaches pastry consistency. 
Press into a roll, as wide as you want your biscuits to be, wrap in greaseproof paper, and place in the freezer while your oven warms up to 180 degrees C 
When the oven is heated, thinly slice the biscuit roll and place on some lined baking trays. This quantity makes heaps of biscuits - about 40. Bake till they turn golden (about 10 minutes). 


28 comments:

  1. Best first sentence ever!!!!! Must try these. Thank you.

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    1. How wonderfully named you are, niinpä niin.

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  2. Excellent. And easy enough even for me.
    Do you have a large vase?

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  3. How you spoil us, lilies and a cheesy recipe to herald your long awaited return :)

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  4. I might just make some of those to eat while I drink wine and denounce capitalism.

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    1. I find wine makes me denounce small, unfinished household tasks. It must be the alcohol.

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  5. Oh my goodness. Why was I not informed? A little blue flag is supposed to appear but it did not.

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  6. I'm not getting any co operation from the comment box but I also wanted to say more fulsomely, welcome back and did you know I have the self same pot of utensils by my stove?

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    1. Do let's start the self same utensil jar owners' club, Lucille! Any other owners of this very élite jar out there? We will meet at Lucille's for coffee and cake every Tuesday to discuss the jar.

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    2. If I bring the wine can we denounce all the things?

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    3. Me too - in fact I have two, is that greedy.

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  7. The biscuits sound and look delicious and like something even I could do. Maybe I will emulate your housewifeliness and make some for my boys tonight.

    The lily is insane! Is it the vitamins you give them? Pink (?) daughter is lovely. Her smile could light up a city.

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  8. Goodness Mise, it looks as if that glorious Calla came straight out of Wonderland and that Alice herself has brought it to you as token of gratitude for the delicious biscuits she is about to enjoy!
    Do the biscuits make one taller or smaller? And is that Calla ready to burst out in song...it seems as if it should! I've never seen a prettier 'Alice' nor a more amazing Calla...absolutely delighted to see both!
    Will be attempting the biscuits (cheesy biscuits are my drug of choice), though I do hope they are of the 'make one taller sort', heading the other way just isn't an option.
    xo J~

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  9. What a startling Lily, I was unaware that they got that tall.

    Wine doesn't make me denounce anything so far, I shall have to keep practising.

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  10. Mise! I am baking these... still can't forget the Irish soda bread in Dublin when I lived there, and these sound tasty. BUT your doughter is TALL ...has she ever grown in thos 6 months you were on blog holidays (((:
    Never mind the flower... your doughter is the pretty one!

    xo Z

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  11. But the big question is: where have you been for the past eight months? I suspect you are a spy disguised as a cheese-biscuit making housewife... Welcome back. xx

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  12. Since yours is one of my favorite blogs ever, Mise, I'm really glad to see a post here, with you sounding just as fresh as ever!

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  13. As every everyone sounds very clever whilst commenting on your post.

    Like a day in the sun you are Mise. We're all a little more polished for being in your presence.

    That's one hell of a calla lily.

    xo Jane

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  14. You have such a way with words. I be takin' notes.

    xx A

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  15. Oh Mise i am overjoyed - really - that you are back. I have missed your writing so much and (naturally) have been in the cultural/style wasteland without your guidance. Welcome back.

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    1. Thank you, scarlettruby; that is ever so dear of you!

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  16. That is one very tall young lady ... She makes the flower look small!
    Glad you are back. Things were getting quite out of hand in Blogtopia without you.
    Even Roddy Doyle started a blog

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    1. Gosh, Móna, I must have a look. It will be great to have ready access to his views on bunting and upper middle class salad vegetables.

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    2. I ran off there for a minute to Google 'upper middle class salad vegetables' ... the result is mind boggling.
      He is doing a bit of storytelling from Jimmy Rabbitte 'Commitments' days ... not much chat yet about bunting Mise, but you were on a break so he probably needs reminding of the importance of this topic.
      http://www.roddydoyle.ie/?page_id=497

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  17. cool your back...lookit how big pink daughter got...
    pretty soon the woes of being a mum to a teen...
    but your kiddies will prol be wonderfulll...
    glad to see you writing again...

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  18. Another pleased that you're back. Your flowers and children have grown quite tall. Cheese biscuits and wine are a perfect idea. I'm less certain about denouncing socialism.

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  19. Welcome back Mise - what a lovely surprise to find you posting again. Those cheese biscuits look and sounds rather delicious. I shall have to attempt to bake some. And to be honest I'm not sure what is more astounding - the height of your daughter or the height of the lily!

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  20. Hello from New York. This is the first time I clicked over here, and it was fun to share your wit and wisdom, and to make a note of that crispy cheese biscuit recipe. Might even try it when the weather gets cool enough to encourage me to preheat the oven in my little apartment's tiny kitchen.

    Best wishes.

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You're looking particularly well.

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