Savoury Christmas biscuits
Before indulging in the sweets, why not start off with savory treats? These simple recipes will be spine-tingling for the whole family. Make mummies out of string cheese and you’ll have everyone shrieking.
Ingredients (serves 12 people)
- 200g flour
- 2,5ml salt
- 2,5ml cayenne pepper
- 180g butter, softened
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 75g grated Parmesan
- 125g mature cheddar, finely grated
- 50g pecan nuts, toasted and chopped
Preheat oven to 160ºC. Sift together flour, salt and cayenne pepper.
Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat for 1 minute. Add the egg and continue to beat for another minute. Stir in the dry ingredients, cheese and nuts.
Place the mixture on a floured work surface and knead for 2 minutes, or until mixture comes together. Divide into two portions; roll each portion into a log and wrap in clingfilm. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove clingfilm.
Slice into rounds, place on a lined baking tray and return to the fridge for another 10 minutes.
Bake for 10–12 minutes, then allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.
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