The best recipes are family recipes.
One of the best things my dad ever taught me to do was how to cook and one of his specialities was Parmesan Biscuits, simple to make but perfect for any dinner party, as a present for your nearest and dearest or just for a quick snack.
You will need:
Makes 70 biscuits.
– 120g of unsalted butter (room temperature)
– 150g of plain flour
– 180g of grated parmesan cheese
Rub together the flour and butter and then add in the parmesan, keep working it until it’s a solid ball of dough before chilling in the fridge for an hour. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C before you take your dough out of the fridge- don’t forget all ovens are different so double check before you turn up the temperature.
Roll out the chilled dough to about 1 cm don’t worry about being too precise; don’t forget to flour your counter top before rolling. Once it’s rolled out take a cutter and press out as many biscuits as you can, I prefer to use mini cutters but you could make larger ones if you wanted to use them for a cheese board or for soup.
Pop them onto a baking tray and pop in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Whilst they’re baking re-roll the dough and squeeze out a few more biscuits.
Let the biscuits cool and then tuck in; or bake them the night before and they will still taste perfect. They keep for about 3 days in an air tight container – not in my house but you might all be more restrained than me. They also make the perfect gift for any food lovers you happen to know, just pop them in a pretty bag and finish with a bow; you could even gift it with a chutney or in a hamper with other baked goods.