Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Spicy Biscuits

(Acılı Bisküvi)

Spicy Biscuits
2 cups flour
10 tbsp (1 stick (125 gr) + 2 tbsp) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3-4 tbsp kashar or mozzarella cheese, grated
2 egg whites
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt

2 egg yolks
Kashar or Mozzarella cheese, grated
Nigella seeds (black sesame seeds)
Cayenne pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 F (180 C).

Place the flour in a large bowl and make a hole in the middle. Add the rest of the ingredients, knead. Don't knead too much! When the dough comes together, roll it 1.0 cm thick using a roller. Cut the dough with 3.5 cm wide cookie cutters (picture). Make about 35 biscuits.

Put the parchment paper on the oven tray. Place the biscuits on it. First egg-wash the tops, then sprinkle some Nigella seeds, grated cheese or cayenne pepper all over (picture).

Place the oven tray on the middle rack. Bake for about between 20-25 minutes. You can serve Turkish Spicy Biscuits with afternoon tea.

35 biscuits.



At 3:12 PM, Blogger Lisa Turner said...

These sound delicious! I've only just started to explore Turkish cooking, but I'm very much enjoying it!

At 1:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

have you got recipes for sweet pastries, i been to turkey and visited a friend, she baked an apple pastries do you know it? can i have recipe of it and sweet pastries recipes. many thanks

At 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Binnur, you have original and deliciuos recipes. I have a problem: I cann't copy-paste your recipes to print out.It is too much work to write it down. Is the access denied for copyright purposes?


At 9:02 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Nilay,
No, the access is not denied.
You should be able to copy-paste or print them out as everybody else. I really don't know what is the problem you are facing:)
Take care,

At 7:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

About how long will these last in a container? I would like to make 3-4 days in advance for a party.
Excellent website! I have your book, too.

At 8:07 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Darryl,
Thank you:) You can make them in 3 days advance. But I would suggest you to serve them in 2 days advance which will keep them crispy:)

At 10:08 PM, Blogger melisi said...

Hi Binnur,

Just wondering if it will still work using a larger cookie cutter. I just bought one with all different shapes but its probably twice the size. Will it affect cooking?


At 6:51 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Melissa ,
I am not sure, give it a try:)

At 6:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello binnur I believe that cheese biscuits along with spicy biscuits would be easier to find if they were arranged in cakes and cookies.By the way a superb site!

At 11:57 AM, Anonymous Kim said...

Thank you for this great website!
I think Nigella are black onion seeds - known as something like Kalonji. I don't know another name for black sesame seeds.


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