A very simple recipe that will impress as an appetizer: Parmesan cheese biscuits! There are only a couple of ingredients and it is quick to make, so why not try these original biscuits now? First, you have to carefully choose the Parmesan cheese. I tested the recipe with Parmigiano-Reggiano and its cousin, Grana Padano. Both cheeses come from Italy. The taste is similar but the texture was crumblier with the Parmigiano. I’m not sure whether that is due to the choice of cheese. The maturing of the cheese and its amount of fat might have an influence on the aspect of the biscuits too. If someone has an opinion, I am here to hear you out!
- 200 g (2 cup) Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 pinch of thyme or rosemary (optional)
If the Parmesan cheese is not grated, grate it. Then mix it with a tablespoon of flour. Flour allows the biscuit to better hold together and makes it slightly frosted and less fat. Add the thyme or the rosemary.
With a tablespoon, gently drop off the grated Parmesan cheese on a drip pan covered with greaseproof paper. Form thin rounds biscuits about 5 mm thick. Smooth out by pressing lightly with the back of the tablespoon.
Bake your biscuits for 5 minutes in a preheated oven at 375° F. Watch the cooking for the biscuits need to have a lovely golden color. If the biscuits get darker, the taste will be too strong.
Parmesan has a pronounced taste. It is thus not necessary to add salt or pepper. It is possible to vary this recipe by adding a pinch of thyme or rosemary for a fresh and sunny flavor!
You are looking for another original recipe as an appetizer, try this Puff pastry rolls recipe.