Well i like cooking and baking, there i said it. So each weekend or even each night after work, i try to do some cooking or baking hoping that some day i will quit my job and become a real Chef.
So I decided to start this blog – yes i know it’s late -to share with all there is about food: recipes, a kitchen dictionary, a kitchen convertor, kitchen design, food design, restaurant reviews and I hope much much more.
Anyway let’s get started: last night we decided to bake something and since we already ate something sweet we decided to make some snacks. So here they are some beautiful “Christmas in your mouth” Cheesy Garlic-ish Biscuits.
450 gr. all pourpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
90 gr. butter
4 extra large eggs or 5 if you have just plain eggs
250 gr mascarpone cheese or heavy cream
150 gr. cheese (cheddar – i used something called here “cascaval” it’s a yellow fat cheese)
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon of milk (for brushing)
Preheat your oven to high (400 degrees F). I don’t have a very smart oven so i just preheat it 10 minutes at maximum power.
In a bowl mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and salt. Than add the cold butter and mix everything together until the butter looks like little peas. (if you have a food processor you can use it to mix the dry ingredients with the butter).
In a separate bowl combine the eggs with the mascarpone cheese or with the cream using a mixer or a whisk as I did. Ass the egg mixture to the flour mixture until well combined.
Separately combine the cheese with the smashed garlic, the cumin seeds and 1 tablespoon of flour until well mixed, and add this mixture to the flour.
Knead everything together for about 2 minutes on a floured surface and then leave the dough to rest in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
Form your biscuits as i did in little spheres or roll the dough and then cut the biscuits in squares or triangles.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and then bake the biscuits for about 20- 25 minutes or until golden in the heated oven.
You can serve them as they are or with mustard or tomato dip.