This week, Lucy continues her search for the perfect nibble and with these little numbers, she feels sure she’s found it.
If you are a regular reader you will know I love a little nibble. Almost as much as I love a double entendre in fact. I spend a lot of time seeking out things to nibble when I have a drink which doesn’t involve me eating a huge bowl of salted peanuts.
I somehow think that if I have fashioned a homemade nibble for guests at a dinner party then that negates the need for a first course, but that could just be me being lazy and making up my own dinner party rules. I also love finding new things to bake for my Dad who isn’t a massive fan of sweet treats, so I ponder savoury biscuits a lot. This does make me sound incredibly vacuous so can I just point out I also spend a good deal of time pondering life, love, the universe, will I ever find a fridge big enough to hold food to feed to two teenage boys. All this rambling is leading to me sharing with you this brilliant recipe for Cheesy Marmite Biscuits.
These divine nibbles incorporate two perfect food bedfellows – cheese and Marmite. They create a salty, savoury nibble which is crisp on the outside and soft inside, ballsy and so moreish I rarely make a single batch as they get eaten far too quickly. To add to this recipe’s plus points it’s simple, an all in one food processor affair, although if you have biceps of steel, you could make this by hand. You can make the dough in advance and either keep in the fridge or freezer until such times when you have a need for a Marmitey bite of crispy cheesiness. Which is most days if you are me. A huge thank you to Ms Marmite Lover for the wonderful inspiration for these biccies.
I know Marmite is not everyone’s favourite spread, I have enjoyed trying to introduce many a non-Brit to it’s unusual savoury taste, but when married to good strong cheese and fashioned into a biscuit it will convert many a hater. If not, then there’s all the more Cheesy Marmite Biscuits for me.
This recipe will appear on Lucy Loves later this week.
Cheesy Marmite Biscuits Recipe
Makes around 30 small biscuits, cutter size dependent
You will need an amusing cutter and a food processor
- 200g strong cheese, cut into cubes
- 50g salted butter, softened
- 100g plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 heaped tablespoon Marmite
Pre heat your oven to 160 degrees fan assisted and line two large baking sheets with greaseproof paper.
Take your food processor and add the cubes of cheese. Process until finely chopped. Add the soft butter, flour, salt and Marmite and process until you have a soft dough.
Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface and give it a little knead. Roll out using a floured rolling pin until around half a centimetre thick. Cut into shapes and place these onto your lined baking sheet. Re-roll until you have used up all the dough then place the baking sheets into the oven for around 15 minutes or until the biscuits are golden, crisp and smelling amazing.
Leave to cool before devouring. Any uneaten biscuits will keep in an airtight tin or jar for 3 to 4 days. The uncooked dough can also be frozen and defrosted before cutting into shapes and baking.