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Cheddar and Chive Biscuits

The fresh taste of Chives and rich Cheddar make these savory biscuits (crackers) 100% better than any store-bought kind.  Perfect to serve with dips and cheese balls as an appetizer

Cheddar and Chive Biscuits ~ The fresh taste of Chives and rich Cheddar make these savory biscuits {crackers} 100% better than any store-bought kind and is perfect to serve with dips and cheese balls as an appetizer {Quick and Easy recipe} #SavorySnacks

It’s that time of the year ! Parties, family gatherings, watching the big game… You name it and you will find a reason to serve these scrumptious Cheddar and Chive Biscuits .

I suppose it could be called crackers, but to me a cracker is much thinner and crispier. These Biscuits rise to just a little higher than which it was rolled out to. It is definitely much tastier than store-bought crackers or biscuits.

The fresh taste of Chives and rich Cheddar make these savory biscuits {crackers} 100% better than any store-bought kind and is perfect to serve with dips and cheese balls as an appetizer {Quick and Easy recipe} #SavorySnacks

It is a bonus that this recipe does not require any heavy kneading or rolling out. The kneading is minimal and rolling out, a breeze. Perfect for my problem with my arms.

This time I made tiny Biscuits. You can make them bigger and seeing as the dough does not spread, you can place them fairly close to one another.

I use one baking sheet per one batch, and two baking sheets when I bake a double batch. Which is much better and convenient as both baking sheets fits into the oven on the center rack.

Cheddar and Chive Biscuits ~ The fresh taste of Chives and rich Cheddar make these savory biscuits {crackers} 100% better than any store-bought kind and is perfect to serve with dips and cheese balls as an appetizer {Quick and Easy recipe} #SavorySnacks

Imagine the smell of these Cheddar and Chive Biscuits baking ! Absolutely wonderful and as soon as my family catches even a whiff of the smell, they’re in the kitchen – dogs included 😉 .

Therefore, for me, it is better to bake a double batch as it seems we have an appetizer to an appetizer, if you know what I mean. Half eaten warm straight off the baking sheet and half when the Biscuits are cooled and served as it is meant to.

Cheddar and Chive Biscuits ~ The fresh taste of Chives and rich Cheddar make these savory biscuits {crackers} 100% better than any store-bought kind and is perfect to serve with dips and cheese balls as an appetizer {Quick and Easy recipe} #SavorySnacks

*I am including a photo of the Black Pepper Sauce I use, as I am not sure whether these are available world wide, and wanted to give you a look at the packet in case you know of something similar to use, or at least give you an idea. I use the Powder as is, dry from the packet – not mixed with a cup of Boiling Water as stated on the pack.*

Cheddar and Chive Biscuits ~ The fresh taste of Chives and rich Cheddar make these savory biscuits {crackers} 100% better than any store-bought kind and is perfect to serve with dips and cheese balls as an appetizer {Quick and Easy recipe} #SavorySnacks

Serve with Dips or Cheese Balls . Recipe for the Cheese Ball as shown in the photos can be found HERE.

Cheddar And Chive Biscuits (Crackers)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
The fresh taste of Chives and rich Cheddar make these savory biscuits (crackers) 100% better than any store-bought kind and is perfect to serve with dips and cheese balls as an appetizer
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Servings: 24 Small
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 packet Black Pepper Sauce Powder see note below
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese finely grated
  • 1 TB Fresh Chives finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1/3 cup Water
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – line a baking sheet with baking paper or spray with cooking oil. (you can also wait and pre-heat the oven after step 3)

  2. Mix together the Flour, Sauce Powder, Cheese and Chives in a medium mixing bowl
  3. In a separate small mixing bowl, beat together the Olive Oil, Egg Yolk and Water – add to the Flour mixture and mix well – knead until smooth (about 2 minutes) – roll into one long roll, wrap with plastic wrap and chill at least 30 minutes

  4. Unwrap the dough and roll out on a lightly floured base to a 5mm thickness – use a 2.5cm (1 inch) cookie cutter and cut out – place on the baking sheet and bake 20 – 25 minutes or until golden – cool completely on a cooling rack
Recipe Notes

NOTE: *See photo in post of the Black Pepper Sauce I use, as I am not sure whether these are available world wide, and wanted to give you a look at the packet in case you know of something similar to use, or at least give you an idea. I use the Powder as is, dry from the packet – not mixed with a cup of Boiling Water as stated on the pack.*

Total time excludes chilling time

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Christie Campbell

Monday 22nd of December 2014

That's it! I'm whipping up a batch of these! I've never made crackers before and these look FABULOUS!! I can't wait to try them. Pinning!

Catherine Holt

Tuesday 16th of December 2014

Cheese and chive are the perfect combination. Even better than you can eat as biscuits, or you coudl use as crackers with a scrumptious dip.

Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

Clairejustine oxox

Monday 15th of December 2014

These look and sound tasty :)

Linda Szymoniak

Monday 15th of December 2014

These sound great. One thing I have an issue with is putting some spreads on store-bought crackers, which tend to be very thin and which crack and crumble too easily. I could see piling up a bit more spread on these.

Christy

Sunday 14th of December 2014

These sound delicious. I love chives so this immediately caught my eye, thanks for sharing. Visiting from Marvelous Monday :)

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