Seeded Parmesan biscuits recipe

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makes: 25 - 30
Skill: easy
Prep: 1 hr
Cooking: 15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 56 kCal 3%
Fat 2.5g 4%
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    • 100g plain flour
    • 100g unsalted butter
    • Pinch of salt
    • Pinch of cayenne pepper
    • 100g Parmesan, finely grated
    • 1 med egg, beaten, for glaze
    • 1tbsp poppy seeds
    • 1tbsp sesame seeds
    • 2 baking sheets, lined with baking parchment


    • Set the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Tip the flour, butter, salt and cayenne pepper into a food processor and add most of the Parmesan. Whizz until the ingredients just bind together — if the dough feels very soft, wrap it in a freezer bag and chill in the fridge until it’s firm enough to handle.

    • Roll the dough out thinly, cut it into 3 x 7cm (1¼ x 2¾in) rectangles and put them on baking sheets. Chill for 10 mins before cooking.

    • Brush with egg glaze and sprinkle seeds over one half of each biscuit, using poppy seeds on about half of the biscuits and sesame seeds on the rest.

    • Bake the biscuits for 10-15 mins, until they’re lightly golden, swapping around the trays in the oven if necessary.

    • Remove the biscuits from the oven and leave them to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely. They’ll keep for up to a week in an airtight container.

    Top tip for making Seeded Parmesan biscuits

    Finely chopped nuts can be used instead of seeds

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