Sorry I’m so late with the posting today, but I’ve got a couple of friends coming for supper tonight so I thought I would combine baking my nibbles (!) with blogging.
I’ve just made some scrummy cheesy shortbread bites to nibble on instead of crisps (potato chips) with our cocktails in the garden (ain’t I glam!) before supper.
They are so quick and easy to make, the only snag is that they are seriously moreish and there is a definite danger of there being none left for my guests.
These super easy cheesy shortbread bites are just one of over 50 recipes in my eBook Naughty and Nice Edible Gifts For Christmas.
Have a lovely weekend.
- 125g/4½ oz chopped chilled butter
- 70g/2½ oz grated hard cheese (I used cheddar and some French stuff lurking in the fridge)
- 50g/ 1¾ oz grated parmasan cheese
- 150g/5½ oz plain (all-purpose) flour
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 Line a large baking sheet with baking parchment
- Whizz all the ingredients together in a food processor until you get a ball of dough.
- Wrap in clingfilm and pop in the fridge for an hour to firm up.
- Roll out very thinly to about 2mm/1/8th inch on a floured surface and cut into large rounds. To give mine a real shortbread look I then cut each circle into quarters, or farls as they are traditionally called and pricked them a little with a fork.
- Lift all the pieces on to your baking tray (you will have to do these in batches or use a couple of trays) and bake for 10 minutes, or until just golden.
- Let them cool on a wire rack - if you can!