Thursday, April 11, 2013

A little Surprise - Cheese Sables

Dear Readers,

Hubby and I are going to India for three weeks end of this month for my friend's wedding and to visit family. The last few weeks have been extremely busy for him, long hours and weekends too. Needless to say it is not ideal and I do miss having him around the house but work is work and I appreciate his hard work - a LOT.

I don't think I say it enough though, it's far easier to show disappointment and anger for him not being around than appreciation for all the hard work . But we all appreciate our family and partners don't we. Sometimes we just forget to express ourselves, so today I baked these little cheese biscuits to show my appreciation and to say thank you.These little biscuits are a great little snack, they are crumbly, flaky, cheesy and melt in the mouth. Who doesn't love surprises and a little gesture like this makes the whole day's work seem worthwhile, that's what he said :-)

So dear readers how do you show your appreciation for your loved ones? I always do it with food, and you?



Recipe                                                              Print Recipe

Adapted from The Big Book of Baking
Yields about 35 biscuits


150 g Plain flour

150 g Mature Cheddar cheese, grated

150 g butter diced

1 egg yolk

1 tsp White pepper

1 tsp Oregano/Thyme (optional)

sesame seeds for sprinkling


Put all the ingredients except the sesame seeds in a food processor fitted with the blade and pulse till the dough comes together. Alternatively you can mix the cheese and flour by hand and then add the diced butter and rub with your fingertips until combined. Add the pepper, oregano and egg yolk and mix to form a dough. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and let it chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 200 C. Line a few baking trays with baking paper. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Using a cookie cutter cut out 6 cm rounds, re rolling the trimmings to make about 35 rounds.

Place the rounds on the baking tray and sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Bake in the pre heated oven for 10 minutes until the sables are golden in colour. Transfer the sables to a cooling rack and leave to cool slightly before serving.