Sarah’s Cheese Biscuits

Sarah’s Cheese Biscuits

These are perfect to have in the fridge or freezer ready to slice & bake when unexpected guests arrive – like this New Years Eve!!

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Sarah's Cheese Biscuits
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Or Biscuite' Fromage Perfect for unexpected guests Great to serve with drinks & nibbles
Ingredients
  • 125g cheddar cheese cubed
  • 60g parmesan cheese cubed
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tbs self raising flour
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 125g cold butter cubed
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • black sesame seeds (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place both cheeses into the TM bowl & chop for 5 secs on speed 9.
  2. Add the flours, cayenne pepper & butter & chop for another 5 secs speed 9.
  3. Add lemon juice & mix for another 10 secs speed 4.
  4. Roll into a long log shape approx 38cm long & wrap with glad wrap - place in the fridge for at least 3 hrs (or in the freezer if using in further down the track.)
  5. Heat the oven to 180 degrees. Slice off rounds about 5mm thick & place onto baking paper (sprinkle seeds on top if using), bake for 15 mins or until lightly brown.

 

NYE 2015

NYE 2015

So glad to finally have a few days off after our 3 days of fun at the Taste Theatre, I hadn’t organised anything for NYE just a quiet evening at home. About 3pm my sister rings up & says that apparently my hubby had invited them over & did we still want them to come? (It was a throw away comment at Christmas.) We thought why not it was another warm day so we thought we would throw together a BBQ. Lucky I had bought that lamb off the farmer at the market in Dec, we got some lamb chops out of the freezer. We had our tub of Quirky Cooking’s BBQ sauce I had already made the delicious cheese biscuits log & had it in the freezer, so sliced it up & baked it. We had corn chips, with homemade pesto, some leftover scrolls from the Taste Theatre session, olives, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, plus we threw together a Greek style salad with lettuce from the garden! Some times last minute get togethers can be the best ones 🙂

NYE BBQ

HAPPY THERMOMIX NEW YEAR!!

HAPPY NY

Jam – That’s good!

Jam – That’s good!

Who loves a bit of Jam? I do but I find the traditional recipe just a bit too sweet so I like to add less sugar. I like the latest idea of adding chia seeds to thicken it so you can use less sugar. It is just so easy to make Jam & chutneys in the Thermomix, it does the cooking & stirring for you. It is not recommended to do a double batch because it could boil over. Always take out the MC from the Thermomix lid & place the simmering basket on top to let out some moisture & catch any splatters.

Here we have the traditional raspberry jam made in the Thermomix with some rhubarb from the garden & a splash of rosewater – the recipe is coming soon!! Perfect to go with my scone recipe.

Rasberry jam

Christmas 2015

Christmas 2015

One must always start the day with a good breakfast; my favourite breakfast at the moment is slow cooked eggs, place eggs into the simmering basket & cover with water, cook for 60 mins, at 60 degrees, speed 4. And my favourite indulgent accompaniments are smoked salmon, avocado & hollandaise sauce (I used the guided recipe on the Thermomix model 5, making sure I use cold butter). I also made fresh orange juice (using the guided recipe too) it’s just orange flesh, water & ice. Our breakfast table cloth & cutlery were my nanas so they are really special. The napkins were a Christmas gift from one of my friends.

Xmas breakfast

This year we had the hottest Hobart Christmas Day on record!! We had already arranged our Christmas menu to have a French inspired menu (because of my trip to Paris this year) We all like to contribute & take it in turns hosting. This year it was at my sister’s house. We all live very close, only 5 mins down the road from each other, which is very handy.

Useless fact: This is the first year that all 3 households have owned a Thermomix!!  Mum brought lots of veggies & herbs from her garden. My brother & mum got to work deshelling the broad beans & chopping up the scarlet runner beans.

Beans & broadbeans

For starters mum had made her smoked salmon rounds on cucumber & homegrown raddish.

Xmas lunch nibbles

My sister had set the table, I wasn’t sure about the noddy table cloth but Christmas is about family & food, not about food styling lol!! She also made our family favourite dip a tradition for each year the Thermie Green Avocado Dip. Everyone brought a cheese & mum also brought quince paste. And I made the oat biscuits from In the Mix 2 to go with the cheeses.Xmas lunch table

 

I made the baguettes fresh that morning!! I instructed mum to tear them up just like they do in Paris!

Xmas lunch table 2

I made my fennel & pink grapefruit salad.

Xmas salad

For mains we had 2 Thermomix cooking steamed salmon with dill & garden veg served with the decadent gratin dauphinois (potato bake) my sister made.

Xmas lunch mains

We were so full & hot we didn’t even have the Christmas puddings made by my friend Nat & I on our Christmas cooking day. We did eat something for dessert but I can’t remember what it was!! What a wonderful day of feasting & family fun!!

 

 

Xmas puddings 2