Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Parmesan Rosemary Biscuits and bein' Chill

I’m quite proud of these Parmesan Rosemary Biscuits, because I whipped them up one evening while waiting for my dinner to cook (roast chicken, or something like that). Since the oven was on anyway, and these bikkies needed an hour in the fridge, they were an ideal way to use up the rosemary that was in the roast chicken.

To look up the recipe (via handy was the work of a moment, and a quick whizz in the food processor later, the dough was ready. It was even easier to roll out the dough and cut the biscuits and to bake them as the chicken came out of the oven. Very easy peasy. Makes me feel quite ‘chill’ to think that there was no rushing around for ingredients and stressing out like I normally am at dinnertime.

And speaking of ‘chill’, check out the latest pictures of Henry and Tabitha – and try and
pick the relaxed cat.

Parmesan Rosemary Biscuits
approx 30

100g butter, chopped
100g parmesan cheese (or half parmesan/half cheddar), grated
1 tblsp rosemary leaves, chopped
¾ cup plain flour
½ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper

1. Place the butter, cheese, rosemary, flour, salt and pepper into a food processor and mix until it comes together in a ball.
2. Turn the dough out onto a piece of plastic wrap and press into a 15cm (6in) disc. Wrap in the plastic and refrigerate for one hour or until firm.
3. Preheat oven to 180C/350F.  Line oven tray with baking paper.
4. Roll the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper to a ½ cm (¼ in) thickness. Use a 5cm (2in) round cookie cutter to cut out pieces of the dough.  Knead together the scraps and roll out again to use up all the dough.
5. Place biscuits on the prepared baking tray and bake, in batches, until golden, about 6-8 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
These biscuits can be stored in an airtight container, lined with foil, for up to 5 days.

recipe from

Some of the ingredients: Rosemary and Parmesan

The dough is easy to make and roll out (refrigerate it first to make this easier).
Cut out rounds with a cookie cutter.
Golden, crispy, cheesey and moreish - perfect with coffee.

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Tabitha vs Henry Update
Pick the relaxed Cat

Henry cat is so laid back that he fell asleep against the window while laying on the outdoor table.
Tabitha cat is always on the alert when Henry's around. Here, she is highly offended that he has fallen asleep while she was glaring at him.

A bit of face time.


  1. I LOVE these sort of biscuts, but I don't have a food processor...I wonder if I could do it by hand.

    Maybe Henry has a crush on Miss Tabitha...and just wants to be "near" her. She's look a bit...stressed out in that last photo! Look at her ears...meow!

  2. AWESOME! been thinking of making cheese biscuits and this looks great!

  3. I never seem to have such chill experiences when it comes to biscuit making! This recipe is definitely a keeper.

  4. hahaha, 'how dare you fall asleep whilst you are being stared at?!Cats are just RAAAD!

    You should be proud of these gems, they are also seriously RAAAD! mmmm cheese

  5. These biscuits look awesome, I absolutely love parmesan and rosemary :)
    Hope you are having a fun week Bel!

  6. The biscuits look delicious...Tabitha totally reminds me of my cat, Tiger Lily...same attitude and she is also a tortoiseshell...she had the hump the other night as 'big black cat' stole her dinner...daggers at dusk x

  7. I always feel like biscuits are the perfect fall food -these look great!

  8. Brave Henry! Poor Tabitha...;-(
    These biscuits look divine!

  9. Poor Tabitha. Henry just cracks me up. All that's missing with these crackers is a bottle of white wine!

  10. LOL I love the ongoing kitty saga - they're too cute