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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Cheese Biscuits

(Peynirli Bisküvi)

Cheese Biscuits
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 pinch cayenne pepper
100 gr (7 tbsp) unsalted butter, cold
4 tbsp Gruyere cheese, grated (use cheddar if you can't find gruyere cheese)
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp ice cold water

Place the flour, salt and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Grate butter in it and mix very well with your hands. Add in the cheese and the egg yolk whisked with ice cold water. Knead very well. You will have pretty hard dough. Cover with plastic wrap. Leave in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Sprinkle some flour on the counter. Make 0.5 cm thick dough with a roller. Cut the dough with a round cookie cutter (5 cm diameter). You can roll for a second, and a third time.. until the dough is finished. Place parchment paper on the oven tray and place the biscuits on it. If you like, you can sprinkle some sesame seeds or Nigella seeds on the top.

Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Bake for about 20 minutes on the middle rack of the oven. Place them on the wire rack and let them cool.

You can serve these mini Turkish Style Cheese Biscuits with Orange Cake at the afternoon tea or with any kind of Soup for dinner:)

Makes about 25-30 Biscuits.

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7 Comments:

At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

they look sooo yummie in my tummie :) Ellerinize saglik MasaAllaH ! EzO

 
At 4:08 AM, Anonymous Virginia said...

Binnur, i have never seen Gruyere cheese here in the turkish markets.
What cheese do they use in turkey? tulum peynir?
greets from a foreigner in Istanbul!

 
At 10:41 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Cok tesekkur ederim, they really are yummy:)

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Virginia,
You can use unsalted fresh kasar cheese or Gravyer Cheese. Cheese should be unsalted. Tulum Peynir is salty so don't use for this recipe:) I also have a Turkish version of all my recipes. I use the same order (same dates). If you need to find translations, this can be helpful :)

 
At 6:23 PM, Blogger Hulya said...

Hi there! This is just the recipe I have been looking for. Thanks, great website. I just came back from Turkey and love nigella seeds (Corek otu).. any other recipes for those (I bought a bag)? Hulya

 
At 8:13 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Hulya,
On the site, below the google ads on the right, there's a search box. So you can search on my site if "TC" is selected, it will help you to find any recipe that I have posted. You can also search the word of any vegetable or meat or the region or spice etc.

 
At 10:32 PM, Blogger Stephanie_Richardson said...

Just made these and they are delicious! I didn't have a 5 cm diameter cutter, so mine are only about 2.5 cm across and .25 thick... The recipe yielded 27 at that size, so I'd guess you might only get a dozen if you make them bigger.

 

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