Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cream cheese & Chives Biscuit Cubes

Sweet? Savory?
Which do you like???
That is savory baking. 

Butter and cream cheese make it very rich taste with crisp crust and soft texture.

Cream cheese taste. Green color from Chives.
One bite size. Suit as snacks with wine, beer... drinks!!

Cream Cheese & Chives Biscuits
250g Plain flour
1 Teaspoon of Baking powder
1 Table spoon of  Sugar
1 Tea spoon of Salt
2 Table spoon of Dried Chives
80g Butter (cut into dice and keep it icy)
80g Cream cheese(cut into dice and keep it icy)
1 Egg(beaten) + Milk = 130cc

1, In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder. Then add sugar and salt, dried chives and stir them with whisk. 
2, Cut the butter and cream cheese into the dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse crumble with your fingertips. 

3, Add the egg and milk liquid and stir until just combined. The texture is sticky, moist and lumpy.
4, On the floured counter, knead the dough gently. Wrap the dough with plastic wrap and place it into the fridge for 1 hour.

5, Meanwhile, preheat the oven at 190℃. Knead the dough briefly onto the floured counter . Dont knead too much!! Make it about 25 x 30 cm square with rolling pin. Fold it up  with 3 layers.
6, Make it about 20cm x 25 cm square with rolling pin, fold it up with 3 layers as well. 
7, Make it about 20cm x 25 cm square,  then cut into 20 pieces. 

8, Bake them at 180℃ for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

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