forum: Food & Drink

#1 Thu 22 Feb 07 10:44am


From Swashbuckling with the Pirates
Member since Tue 26 Oct 04

Chilli Biscuits/Cookies!

I've just bought some really cute littel cookie cutters, one of which is in the shape of a Chilli.  I'd really like to make some little savoury biscuits/cookies that are chilli flavoured, anyone got any recipes?



P.S  I also have pumpkin, apple and maple leaf if anyone has any matching recipes

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#2 Fri 02 Mar 07 6:54am


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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Chilli Biscuits/Cookies!

Red Chili Biscuits

2  cups all-purpose flour 
1  tablespoon baking powder 
1/2  teaspoon baking soda 
1  tablespoon granulated sugar 
1  teaspoon kosher salt 
6  tablespoons chilled unsalted butter 
1  cup cheddar cheese, shredded 
1  tablespoon chili powder 
1  cup chilled buttermilk (may need to add more, enough to moisten batter) 
2  tablespoons melted butter, for brushing tops 

Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder baking soda, salt and chili powder together.
Cut in the chilled butter until it looks like fine meal.
Add cheese and buttermilk. (You may need a little extra buttermilk to reach the moistened stage).
Mix until flour is moistened.
Place mixture on a floured surface, knead lightly, about 15 turns.
Roll out to 3/4 inch thick.
Cut with 3 1/2 in cutter (Or use whatever size you want).
Gather up scrapes and roll into ball and roll out again to 3/4 inch thick and cut additional biscuits. Continue until all the dough is used.
Put biscuits onto a greased pan.
Brush the tops with butter.
Bake at 400 degrees F for about 25 minutes.

Pumpkin Biscuits


2-2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/3 cup cold butter
3/4 cup pumpkin (canned or cooked and mashed)
3/4 cup milk

Place 2 cups flour in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Stir well.

Using a pastry blender or two knives in scissor fashion, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the moisture resembles coarse crumbs.

Add the pumpkin and the milk and stir until all ingredients are moistened and a soft dough forms. (Add more flour if needed, but just enough so it is easy to handle.)

Roll out on a lightly floured surface to approximately 1/2-inch thick. Cut into approximately 2-inch circles using a floured biscuit or cookie cutter and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet 1-inch apart.

Bake at 450 degrees F for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot with butter, honey, or honey butter.

Maple Cream Biscuits


2 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
4 Tbsp butter
3/4 cup heavy cream (room temperature)
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 Tbsp butter melted with 2 Tbsp mable syrup

Combine dry ingredients. Cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles fine crumbs. Blend 3/4 cup cream with 1/4 cup syrup; mix with dry ingredients. Stir just until dough coheres. Knead 4 to 5 times. Do not over knead. Pat out 3/4 inch thick, ut with 1 3/4 inch biscuit cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheet, brush tops with butter and syrup mixture. Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

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