Thursday, January 14, 2010

the new cheese biscuits


I couldn't find my cheese straws recipe so i invented one on the fly. It turned out delicious and way better than the original. I like it when that happens. I even wrote it down as i went:
Cheese biscuits (NZ style)
1/2 cup wholemeal flour
1/2 cup white flour
sprinkle of quinoa flakes
1 1/2 tablespoons yeast flakes
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons of baking powder
pinch of salt
about 60 grams of organic butter - chilled and chopped
approx 1/2 cup of organic milk
1/2 cup organic cheddar cheese
1/4 cup of parmesan
Do the usual: mix together the dry ingredients, chop in the butter (i use my nana's pastry cutter), then mix in cheeses and milk to make a kind of dough.
Roll out to cut out shapes or make the classic straws.
Kids and grown-ups all liked these. Jed helps me cook "we cooking togegger mama!"
"you need your apron on mama" and a great thing about these biscuits is i don't think it is possible to overwork the dough...perfect for busy little hands.
We like them plain eaten out and about on adventure, or with dips.
After they cool put them in a sealed container and they'll last a few days...if they don't get eaten before then!

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