Friday, November 9, 2012

Parmesan Biscuits And Seeds

I was surfing for biscuit recipes the last few days  as  Christmas is just around the corner,  and I came across this beautiful blog -  Common Cook and saw these biscuits packed with all my favorite seeds in one piece of biscuit....I  knew I had to try it out , skipped the KIV thing and straight away baked it.  Was lucky to have some grated parmesan cheese and all the seeds in the fridge drawer :)  I am glad that I baked it , it was so fluffy and crispy at the same time.  Read on for the recipe......

This biscuits is simple to make... all you have to do is  to 
put all the ingredients together and stir with a spoon till well combined.  
after which use the hand to form a ball, 
wrap the dough ball with cling wrap and leave in fridge for 3 hours.  
The rest is just simple, roll into the thickness you want, then use
a pastry cutter, cut into the size you like and bake
for just 12 minutes and you are in for a treat.....

poppy, sesame, flax and sunflower seeds 
are packed in this cheesy flavored biscuits  and smell good too !

packed this for a dear friend.....:)

so fluffy and the texture of this cheesy flavored
packed biscuits  and the 4  types of healthy seeds ..needless
to say so healthy too ! :)

Parmesan Biscuits And Seeds  - adapted  from Common Cook


150 g flour
100 g of grated parmesan  * reduced to 80g
100 g butter 1/2 salt   * I opted for corn oil
1 tablespoon of flaxseed
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds 
1/2 teaspoon baking powder


Melt the butter over low heat.
Mix the flour, baking powder, Parmesan cheese and seeds.
Add melted butter and 4 tablespoons of water. Mix first with a spoon, then with hands.
Form a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and set aside to cool at least 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 180 ° C.
Roll out dough and cut out rectangles of 5x4 cm with a fluted pastry wheel or pasta cutter.
Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake about twelve minutes.
Let cool on rack.

A little extra - excerps taken from  Common Cook

Flax is known for its textile fiber. Yetr it is mainly grown for its seeds, rich in oil and omega-3. Seeds keep well and are use din baking, however , the oil degrades quickly. Thus, it has long been reserved for a technical use and is authorized for sale in France for food since July 2010.

Sunflower seed is consumed for thousands of years by Native Americans. Reported in Europe in the sixteenth century, it has long been cultivated for its beautiful flowers. It was the Russians who popularized its use, this being the only oilseed that is not prohibited on days of fasting by edict of Peter the Great, Tsar and Emperor of Russia from 1682 t 1725. A head can hold up to 2000 seeds.

The sesame seeds can be white, cream, brown or black. It is widely consumed in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. In India , it is a symbol of immortality. It is used in baking or to produce an oil that is consumed preferably cold, in salads, for example.

The poppy seeds used to make poppy seed oil used in oil painting. In baking it is used for the preparation of certain breads and biscuits. In Eastern Europe, making it into a variety of pastries. There are over twenty varieties of poppy: Poppy's nice...the opium poppy.  The seed, consumed in large doses, would also have a positive effect on health and mood, without reaching the dosage of harmful narcotic.

Thanks Common Cook for the recipe and the extra notes on the seeds :)

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  1. This will be my "clean the pantry" cookie!
    I have everything! I might add in Chia too!

    1. you can add in any seeds and it will turn out great ! :) healthy to use seeds too LOL!

  2. Very healthy type of biscuits, I love all the seeds, but I don't have them in the fridge now, so I KIV first!

  3. oh yes, im sure they smell so good especially with cheese! am sure be very delighted eating these biscuits!

    1. so is addictive ! cant stop at one or two...lovely biscuits ! :)

  4. Elin, no waiting for me too! It's this weekend's project :)

    1. Phong is it? Did you managed to make them ? :)

  5. Awesomely delicious...very falvourful.

  6. Replies
    1. Angie...yea, these are great biscuits and great as take along gifts when visiting friends :)

  7. it's a pleasure for me to discover that you appreciate my recipe. Thank you for the link.

    1. Emilie...hehehe, I love the biscuits ! And thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us :)