Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Parmesan Shortbreads - Home Sweet Home Bake Along (7/100)

I have a confession to make.

I really don't like Parmesan.

In my opinion it smells like something unmentionable and tastes even worse. I spent most of this recipe going "this is gross, this is gross."

However, there must be some strange reaction that occurs inside the oven, because these are delicious.

Little, savoury, more-ish bites. They'd make excellent Christmas canapes, or as Gill suggests a Christmas gift.

Needless to say, these were quickly eaten by my colleagues. Definitely one to repeat.

125g plain flour
125g finely grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp Maldon sea salt (rather specific!)
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
100g cold unsalted butter, cubed
1 large egg yolk

Bake Off Style Instructions:
Mix all ingredients except butter and egg yolk together. Rub/cut butter into dry mixture. Use egg yolk to bring together in a dough. Chill. Roll. Cut.


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Unknown said...

Parmesan does smell a bit questionable – surely the sign of a good cheese! These shortbreads look perfect snacking/dinner party material. Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare

Beckie said...

Hmmm, maybe! The shortbreads certainly disappeared very quickly!