Cheese and Cranberry Biscuits
These are simple to make and they’re fantastically festive. Make them in whatever shape you like, but stars are extra Christmassy! They work really well under some cream cheese and smoked salmon too. Switch out the cranberries for fresh rosemary for the other eleven months of the year!
1 egg for glazing
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.
- Sieve flour and add mustard powder and salt. Mix well.
- Add to processor with the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs
- Add cheese and cranberries and work into a dough.
- Pop the dough in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- Roll out the dough and use a cutter or a large glass to cut shapes.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
Easy Mini Quiche Lorraines
A classic crowd-pleaser, I find it hard to stop popping these bad boys. Lorraine won’t mind a bit if you swap out the ingredients for whatever you have in the fridge.
- Roll out the pastry. Grease muffin tin, and line with it with pastry circles.
- Saute the onion and bacon until beginning to turn golden. Set aside to cool.
- Whisk eggs and milk or cream together and season. Add the onion, bacon and cheese to the mixture.
- Pour the mixture into the pastry cases.
- Bake for 20 minutes until the mixture has set and browned.
- Remove from the cases while hot to prevent the pastry from going soggy.
Cheese & Spinach Pinwheels
Spinach and cheese is a winning combo in my book. These are the easiest of the three and take less than ten minutes to prepare. So oozy and cheesy and delicious.
- Preheat the oven to 180.
- Roll out the pastry on a floured surface.
- Add the spinach and the garlic to a pan with a little water. Cook until spinach is wilted, then drain.
- Mix the cream cheese, the Dubliner Vintage and the spinach.
- Spread the mixture on the pastry and roll the pastry as tightly as you can.
- Slice into 12 evenly-sized pieces, using a sharp knife.
- Lie each piece flat on a baking tray and glaze with beaten egg. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
You’ve no excuse not to invite the neighbours round now! What’s your nibble of choice? I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments below.
Have you tried my Hassleback Chicken Six Ways with Dubliner?
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Dubliner Cheese. To find out more about what that means, visit my disclosure page.