Paul’s Savory Biscuits

GBBA0111-Savory-Biscuits

These savory biscuits are Paul's interpretation of the signature challenge in the Biscuits episode of Season 1 of The Great British Baking Show. It is explained in further detail by Paul in Season 1 Masterclass: Part 1.

Yield: 36 biscuits

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Ingredients

  • 375g plain white flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 40ml water
  • 2 medium eggs, beaten in separate bowls
  • For the flavorings
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 40g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp sundried tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Put the flour, salt, butter, water and 1 beaten egg into a bowl and mix well for 5 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough in half and add the poppy seeds to one and the cheese and tomato paste to the other.
  3. Using a rolling pin, roll out each piece of dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/10in thick. Place on a baking tray cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375F. Dust 2 large baking sheets with flour. Using a 2 3/4in round cutter cut out 18 rounds from each dough. Place the discs on the baking tray.
  5. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle the parmesan and tomato ones with sesame seeds.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown, and then transfer onto a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or cold.

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Note: This recipe contains U.K. measurements and may require conversions to U.S. measurements. It has also not been professionally tested.
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